The BioMagResBank (BMRB), located in the Biochemistry Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, has an immediate opening a postdoctoral research associate.
The minimal requirements are a Ph.D. biomolecular NMR spectroscopy with additional emphasis on bioinformatics. Experience in the calculation and validation of biomolecular structures from NMR data and familiarity with current technologies in computer software development, bioinformatics, and website design are highly desirable.
The successful candidate will hold a key position in a multi-disciplinary team, whose goal is to develop and maintain BioMagResBank (BMRB: www.bmrb.wisc.edu), a databank for NMR spectroscopic data on proteins, peptides, nucleic acids, and small biologically relevant molecules. Responsibilities will include developing bioinformatics tools for the organization, query, and distribution of macromolecular NMR experimental data and actively participating as a team member of the Worldwide Protein Data Bank. Work will involve collaborations with scientists in the National Magnetic Resonance Facility at Madison (NMRFAM), the Computer Sciences Departments at the Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison and the Univ. of Athens, Greece, and members of academic and commercial NMR software development groups world-wide. Goals include the construction of a relational database for biomolecular NMR data, the implementation of structure determination and validation software on a computer cluster, and the integration of experimental NMR data with resources available on the WWW. Strong oral and written communication skills are required, because the position entails the writing of grant applications and journal articles as well as presentations at scientific meetings. Extensive background and practical experience in biological NMR spectroscopy and computer software development are essential.
BMRB is a resource supported by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.
Candidates should send a copy of their curriculum vitae and request three of their mentors to send letters of recommendation directly to:
John L. Markley, Ph.D.