[Biojava-l] [Job] Postdoctoral positions in Big Data/Structural Bioinformatics at University of California, San Diego

Rose, Peter pwrose at ucsd.edu
Sat Jun 27 17:30:46 UTC 2015

Summary: We are looking for two highly motivated post-docs as part of our
new project ³Compressive Structural Bioinformatics² funded by the US
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K)

The Challenge: To enable efficient research on the rapidly growing number
of 3D molecular structures of ever increasing size and complexity. Develop
highly scalable 3D structural search, analysis, workflow, data-exchange,
and visualization tools.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in structural bioinformatics, structural biology,
bioinformatics, computational biology or chemistry, computer science, or
related discipline. Experience with scientific software development as
demonstrated by publications or participation in open source software
projects. Experience with several programming languages, including Java,
JavaScript, C++, or Python, and software development tools. Strong skills
in applied mathematics and algorithm design are required. Experience with
distributed parallel computing or 3D visualization applications are a
plus. Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral presentation skills are

Note, this position is reviewed annually on the basis of performance and
can be renewed for a maximum of three years.

Our Environment:

The Structural Bioinformatics Group (http://bioinformatics.sdsc.edu) at
the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) (http://www.sdsc.edu) is
involved in research and development activities centered around 3D
structures of proteins and nucleic acids, the integration of structural
data with other domains such as Medicine, Genomics, Biology, Drug
Discovery, and the development of scalable solution to Big Data problems
in Structural Bioinformatics. Our group leads the RCSB Protein Data Bank
(PDB) west-coast operations. The RCSB PDB (http://www.rcsb.org) represents
the preeminent source of experimentally determined macromolecular
structure information for research and teaching in biology, biological
chemistry, and medicine. With over 300,000 unique users from over 160
countries around the world, the RCSB PDB is one of the leading worldwide
Biological Databases. Our group is involved in the National Institutes of
Health (NIH) Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative.

As an Organized Research Unit of UC San Diego, SDSC is a world leader in
data-intensive computing and cyber infrastructure, providing resources,
services, and expertise to the national research community, including
industry and academia.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Dr. Peter Rose
(pwrose at ucsd.edu).

Peter Rose, Ph.D.
Site Head, RCSB Protein Data Bank West (http://www.rcsb.org)
Principal Investigator, Structural Bioinformatics Laboratory
San Diego Supercomputer Center (http://www.sdsc.edu)
University of California, San Diego

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