The RCSB Protein Data Bank (RCSBPDB, rcsb.org) is a publicly accessible information portal for researchers and students interested in structural biology. At its center is the PDB Core Archive – the single global 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 human disease.
The primary mission of the RCSBPDB is to provide accurate, well-annotated data in the most timely and efficient way to facilitate new discoveries and scientific advances. The RCSBPDB processes, stores, and disseminates these important data, and develops the software tools needed to assist users in depositing (in collaboration with worldwide PDB partners) and accessing structural information.
The RCSBPDB at Rutgers University in Piscataway, NJ has an opening for a Biochemical Information & Annotation Specialist (Biocurator) to curate, validate, and standardize macromolecular structures for distribution in the PDB Core Archive. The Biocurator communicates daily with members of the deposition community, and annotates, releases, and updates entries in the PDB Core Archive. This position offers the opportunity to participate in exciting projects with significant impact on the scientific community.
Minimum Education and Experience:
PhD in biological chemistry is required in order to validate chemical identity of small molecules, cross-check biological sequences with external sequence databases, and perform geometrical validation.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
A background in cryo-electron microscopy (3DEM) or small molecule crystallography or macromolecular crystallography is a strong advantage to curate and validate structures determined by 3DEM or crystallography experimental methods.
Experience with metalloprotein, small molecules, and biological databases is preferred.
Experience in linux computer systems is preferred.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
This individual must work onsite at RCSBPDB located at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
Posting Number: 19FA1102
Location: Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 84303
About Rutgers University
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.