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Senior Java Web Developer

  • Help define the future of the RCSB Protein Data Bank (www.rcsb.org) as the Senior Java Web Developer. With over 300,000 unique users from over 160 countries around the world, the RCSB PDB is one of the worldwide leading Biological Databases. As the Senior Java Web Developer, you will be able to demonstrate your abilities at both web development and database design. You will not only help define and meet new goals, but guarantee the site continues to meet its 24/7/365 uptime requirements.

    As a Senior Java Web Developer you will provide senior-level expertise and leadership in enhancing the RCSB PDB website, data access layer, and data warehouse. You will help set standards for project management and software engineering practices. You will ensure cutting-edge web development and database design and architectures are employed. You will help translate new and emergent requirements for the website into actionable strategic plans as well as aid in selecting the best web technologies and architectures for the PDB site. You will be a part of, and help sustain, the RCSB's established history of bringing high quality information in a reliable and dependable way to our large user community.

    Qualifications:
    • MS degree in Computer Science or comparable combination of education and experience with considerable focus in web development and software architecture.
    • Established demonstrated work experience in the role of a developer and architect on medium to large size database-driven web applications and web services using Java EE technology and standards.
    • Advanced experience with RDBMS such as MySQL and NoSQL databases, including experience in data modeling and object-relational mapping with tools such as Hibernate or EJB3.
    • Advanced experience developing the presentation layer of a dynamic, database-driven web application using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JSP, XML, Java. Experience resolving browser and cross-platform compatibility issues.
    • Advanced experience in an agile software development environment and test-driven design. Experience with build tools such as Maven and Ant, continuous integration systems such as Cruise Control, web applications testing with tools such as Selenium, and project tracking tools such as Jira or Mylyn.
    • Advanced degree in bioinformatics, computational biology or chemistry, or related scientific field or comparable combination of education and experience with extensive knowledge and research experience with biological and chemical application software and data analyses preferred.


    The successful candidate will be located at the University of California San Diego. For more information about UCSD, please visit http://www.ucsd.edu/. As part of the University of California, we offer a generous benefits package plus many educational opportunities.

    For more information please contact Dr. Peter Rose at pwrose@ucsd.edu.

    Apply online on the UCSD jobs portal.


Web Application Developer

  • The Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics at Rutgers University is seeking applications for a web application developer.

    This successful candidate will be responsible for developing and maintaining high performance scalable database-driven web applications and project intranet web sites. This includes the design, code development, testing, troubleshooting, and documentation preparation to satisfy project requirements. This candidate is also responsible for analyzing existing application design, and code to improve quality, mitigate issues and improve performance and functionality.

    Qualifications:
    • BS Degree in Computer Science or comparable combination of education and experience with considerable focus in Java and JavaScript development. Degree in bioinformatics, computational biology or chemistry, or related scientific field or comparable combination of education and experience with extensive knowledge and research experience with biological and chemical application software and data analyses preferred.
    • Experience with the Drupal and the LAMP (Linux, Mysql, PHP) technology stack is required.
    • Experience developing responsive presentation layer of a dynamic, database-driven web applications using HTML5, front-end CSS frameworks such as Bootstrap, JavaScript, JavaScript Toolkits, Ajax, and Java/JSP.
    • Experience resolving browser and cross-platform compatibility issues.

    Please respond to: pdbjobs@rcsb.rutgers.edu


Biochemical Information & Annotation Specialist

  • The RCSB Protein Data Bank (www.rcsb.org) is a publicly accessible information portal for researchers and students interested in structural biology. At its center is the PDB archive-the sole international repository for the 3-dimensional structure data of biological macromolecules. These structures hold significant promise for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries in the search for new drugs and in efforts to understand the mysteries of human disease.

    The primary mission of the RCSB PDB is to provide accurate, well-annotated data in the most timely and efficient way possible to facilitate new discoveries and scientific advances. The RCSB PDB processes, stores, and disseminates these important data, and develops the software tools needed to assist users in depositing and accessing structural information.

    The RCSB Protein Data Bank at Rutgers University in Piscataway, NJ has an opening for a Biochemical Information & Annotation Specialist to curate and standardize macromolecular structures for distribution in the PDB archive. Annotation Specialists validate, annotate, and release structural entries in PDB archive. Annotation Specialists also communicate daily with members of the deposition community.

    A background in macromolecular crystallography or small molecule crystallography is a strong advantage. Biological chemistry background (PhD, MS) is required. Experience with Linux computer systems and biological databases is preferred. The successful candidate should be self-motivated, pay close attention to details, possess strong written and oral communication skills, and meet deadlines.

    This position offers the opportunity to participate in an exciting project with significant impact on the scientific community.

    Please send resume (PDF preferred) to Dr. Jasmine Young at pdbjobs@rcsb.rutgers.edu.


Scientific Application Programmer

  • The Protein Data Bank (RCSB PDB http://www.rcsb.org/) project at Rutgers University has a position open for a scientific application programmer with experience in computational biology or chemistry, or structural bioinformatics. The incumbent will work with the staff at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, to design, produce and maintain new data processing and annotation tools for macromolecular structure data.

    The position requires: Minimum of Bachelor's degree, higher degree preferred, in Computational Biology or related discipline; some further experience in bioinformatics, structural-biology, biology, and/or chemistry; proficiency in programming languages Java, C++,and Python. Demonstrated experience with the following is highly desirable: design and development of large software application systems; webuser interface development using Java, Javascript and AJAX; web service development using SOAP and REST; database application development using JDBC and MySQL. The position holder should be able collaborate with broad, multidisciplinary teams. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential.

    Please respond to: pdbjobs@rcsb.rutgers.edu.