Vacancy at PDBe for an enthusiastic junior annotator
The Protein Data Bank in Europe (PDBe; pdbe.org) is looking to recruit an
expert structural biologist to join the PDBe curation team at the EBI near
Cambridge, UK. Applicants should be computer-literate and possess a recent PhD
in some area of structural biology or structural chemistry as well as a broad
knowledge in molecular biology or biochemistry. An in-depth knowledge of
protein structure (including structure determination, analysis and validation)
is essential. A few years of post-doctoral research experience in structural
biology, as well as hands-on experience in the determination of protein
structure is highly desirable.
The ideal candidate will be familiar with Linux/Unix operating systems and
molecular graphics software. Basic programming skills, e.g. with Perl, Python
or Java, would be an advantage. Given the extensive interactions with
colleagues in the PDBe team as well as with international collaborators,
depositors and users, excellent written and oral communication skills, fluency
in English, ability to work in a team and attention to detail are required.
More details and a link to the electronic application procedure can be found
PS: Some hints for prospective applicants: it doesn't hurt to add a nice cover
letter in which you explain why you would love to be a PDB annotator and why
PDBe strikes you as a brilliant place to work. Also, if you should get invited
for an interview and we ask you what the main colour of our website is, please
don't answer "blue"...