Job:Postdoctoral fellow in Computational Biology/Big Data at UC San Diego
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Summary: We are looking for two highly motivated post-docs as part of our new project "Compressive Structural Bioinformatics" funded by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative.

The Challenge: To enable the 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 essential.

Note, this is a 3-year position that is reviewed annually on the basis of performance and continued funding.

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 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 (

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