PostDoctoral Associate in Cheminformatics, Structural Chemistry (Rutgers)

RCSB Protein Data Bank is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher with domain expertise in organometallic complexes. The successful candidate will work on the metalloprotein remediation project that leads to modernized and uniform data representation of PDB entries containing metalloproteins to make these data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR). This position will involve collaboration with wwPDB scientists and software developers in a collaborative team environment. Training will be provided in the design of PDB data model, PDB small molecule reference dictionaries, PDB chemical tools, and other related scientific software tools used in structural biology. The candidate should show an eagerness to learn new skills and technologies.


You will be expected to contribute to this project by 

●      defining the scope of this project through identification of existing PDB entries that contain metalloproteins 
●      conducting scientific review on organometallic complexes in the PDB entries and identifying issues in the current data representation and chemical definitions
●      creating solutions to overcome current challenges including establishing new data representation and improving chemical definitions in the PDB small molecule references
●      collaborating with software developers and biocurators on validating solutions and software testing

Minimum Education and Experience

● PhD in Chemistry, Cheminformatics, or chemistry related disciplines
● Has domain expertise in organometallic complexes
● Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
● Good documentation habits

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience in small molecule crystallography 
  • Experience in macromolecular structures 
  • Experience working with large and complex scientific datasets
  • Self-motivation and independence
  • A track record of productive research results

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