RCSB PDB Newsletter #20: RCSB PDB Job Listings

No. 20
Winter 2004


Message from the RCSB PDB

Announcing the Worldwide Protein Data Bank

Downloadable PDB_EXTRACT Makes Deposition Easier

Biological Unit Tutorial Now Available from the RCSB PDB

Ligand Depot--a Small Molecule Information Resource

PDB Focus: Deposition and Release Policies

PDB Deposition Statistics

Lucene Keyword Search Released on the RCSB PDB Web Site

PDB Focus: Redundancy Reduction Cluster Data Available on the PDB FTP Site

PDB Focus: Searching for Experimental Data Files

Updates of mmCIF Files on the RCSB PDB FTP Site

RCSB PDB Web Site Statistics

NIGMS News: PSI-2 and Structural Biology Roadmap RFA

RCSB PDB Article Published in Nucleic Acids Research

New Update Release of CD-ROM Sets

PDB Molecules of the Quarter: Trypsin, Simian Virus 40, and Catabolite Activator Protein

PDB Community Focus: Edward N. Baker

PDB Education Corner by Katherine Kantardjieff

Related Links: FTP Resources

RCSB PDB Job Listings

RCSB PDB Members & Statement of Support

Questions? info@rcsb.org

© 2004 RCSB PDB


RCSB PDB Job Listings

RCSB PDB career opportunities are posted at www.rcsb.org/pdb/jobs.html. The current available openings are:


The Protein Data Bank (PDB) group at the University of California, San Diego is seeking a Project Manager to guide the PDB in its next five-year phase of development. The Project Manager will work collaboratively with the PDB software architects, programmers, and scientists, at UCSD and the RCSB PDB partner sites, to expand the PDB's functionality and reliability as a premier biological data and information resource.

Job functions include: identify and develop requirements for new PDB delivery, query functionality and usability; develop and implement innovative approaches that will satisfy users' current needs and anticipate their future needs based on progress in the science of structural biology and structural bioinformatics; and work with the scientific community to fulfill the above.


  • Ph.D. in biological sciences or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience in the field of bioinformatics and computational biology, including expert knowledge and research experience in sequence and protein structure analysis, protein 3-D structure prediction and fold recognition, and protein modeling.
  • Extensive background and expertise in project management and research coordination.
  • Demonstrated experience working with a team of high-level professional scientists and computer programmers.
  • Advanced skills and experience in developing biological databases and in SQL.
  • Ability to communicate and deal effectively and productively with people at all levels of responsibility in various functional areas.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse set of people to solve problems and build consensus.
  • Strong, demonstrated experience in software development, especially with Enterprise Java and multi-tier architectures.

Applicants should apply on-line at joblink.ucsd.edu/bulletin/job.html?cat=new&job_id=31324.


The Protein Data Bank at Rutgers University has a position open for a Biochemical Information Specialist to curate and standardize macromolecular structures for the Protein Data Bank. A background in biological chemistry, as well as some experience with UNIX-based computer systems, is required. Experience in crystallography and/or NMR spectroscopy is a strong advantage. The successful candidate should be well-motivated, able to pay close attention to detail, and meet deadlines. This position offers the opportunity to participate in an exciting project with significant impact on the scientific community.

Please send resume to Dr. Helen Berman at pdbjobs@rcsb.rutgers.edu.