Postdoctoral Opportunity Posting # 1122

Contact Information
Cole Christie

About the Position
Postdoctoral Fellow Position at RCSB PDB

San Diego Supercomputer Center

We are looking for a talented and highly motivated postdoc to join the multidisciplinary team of the RCSB Protein Data Bank at UC San Diego, San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC).

Our group leads the RCSB Protein Data Bank (PDB) west-coast operations. The RCSB PDB ( 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.

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.

Your Challenge: Develop web-based, innovative scientific visualization tools for 3D biomolecular structures to help accelerate research and training in biology, medicine, and related disciplines.

Areas of focus include:
  • Innovative representations for 3D structural data
  • Visualizations for comparative analyses
  • Multiscale rendering for exploring large structures
Your work will reach a wide audience when deployed as interactive features for the RCSB PDB website (

Note, this position is reviewed annually on the basis of performance and can be renewed.

Qualifications: Ph.D in one or more of the following research areas:
  • Structural Bioinformatics, or related field with a focus on software development
  • Computer Science with a focus on scientific visualization
-Demonstrated proficiency in JavaScript as a general-purpose programming language and experience with state of the art software development tools. 
-Strong skills in problem solving and algorithm design are required. 
-High productivity demonstrated by publications and contributions to open source software projects. 
-Experience in the development of modern web applications, user interface design, or scientific visualization is a plus. 
-Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Details of UC San Diego’s Postdoc compensation, including salary ranges, can be found here ( ). UC San Diego is an equal opportunity employer and both foreign and domestic applicants are encouraged to apply.

Initial appointment will be for one year.

Please email your CV and cover letter (optional) with contact information for consideration.
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