Research Associate - Scientific Application Developer
Location: New Brunswick, New Jersey
Internal Number: 127097
We are looking for a highly motivated, full-stack developer with a minimum of five years experience using modern database and web technologies, preferably with experience in bioinformatics programming. The candidate should enjoy working with other developers and scientists in a collaborative team environment.
The candidate will work at the RCSB Protein Data Bank, Institute for Quantitative Biomedicine (Rutgers). The main focus will be on the development, implementation, and maintenance of complex scientific and web-based software systems. This will include data acquisition, processing, and analysis, and developing software tools to enable the presentation and visualization of 3D structural biology data using complex web-based graphical user interfaces, in order to provide our users with the ability to access, search, and explore the PDB archive. Solutions are implemented using a wide range of components developed and maintained in-house, in addition to third-party tools, libraries, frameworks and technologies. The candidate should be comfortable working in a fast-changing environment, be able to think creatively, and demonstrate a willingness to learn new skills and technologies.
The team at RCSB consists of a group of highly-skilled bio-curators, scientists, software developers, designers, and educators, working in a lively and fast-paced environment. The successful candidate will be able to take full advantage of the benefits of working at an academic institution. Employees are encouraged to engage in professional development, either by attending seminars and training workshops, or by enrolling, tuition-free, in courses provided by Rutgers.
RCSBPDB (RCSB Protein Data Bank) is a world-renowned, scientific organization focused on serving the technical, educational and programmatic needs of over 1 million users in scientific, research, and academic communities worldwide. The RCSBPDB scientific application development team creates state-of-the-art web applications and data exploration tools and 3D molecular visualizations.
Minimum Education and Experience:
PhD or Masters degree in Computer Science, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, or a related discipline, or a comparable combination of education and experience developing scientific Web applications. Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
A scientific background in any of the following areas would be considered a major plus: Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Genomics.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Experience working with large and complex scientific datasets would also be considered a plus. While a scientific background is not an absolute requirement for the position, the candidate should indicate an interest in engaging with scientists and scientific content, and in working in an academic/research environment.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Individual will work onsite at RCSBPDB located at Rutgers after the campus is fully open and operational
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.