Join our Development Team in San Diego


We are looking for a talented and highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow to join our multidisciplinary team at UC San Diego.

The Challenge: Develop innovative analysis, integration, query, and visualization tools for 3D biomolecular structures to help accelerate research and training in biology, medicine, and related disciplines. In this project, we will employ the latest advances in computer science to develop highly interactive features and scalable services and workflows for the RCSB PDB website.

This position is a unique opportunity to engage in leading edge research, development, and outreach activities of the RCSB PDB with worldwide impact.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in one or more of the following research areas

  • Structural Bioinformatics, or related field with a focus on software development
  • Structural Biology with a focus on software development
  • Computer Science with a focus on bioinformatics algorithm development or visualization

Demonstrated proficiency in a high-level programming language, such as Java or Python and experience with state of the art software development tools. Experience with front-end programming languages (JavaScript) and libraries. 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.

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

Our Environment:

The Structural Bioinformatics Group at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) 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 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 also 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 at

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