Jobs in Structural Biology and Related Fields

Developer for cryo-EM and crystallography tools in Foldit

Denver, United States
Application deadline: 24 Apr 2021

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Denvor has a post at an entry level for a developer position on the Foldit Team, focused on extending the Foldit framework to incorporate experimental data into the human modeling process. 

This position will focus on the creation of a multi-scale modeling toolbox, integrating new crystallography refinement capabilities within Foldit and adding new modes that allow much larger proteins to be handled in Foldit for cryo-EM. 

The ultimate goal of this work is to make Foldit a state-of-the-art structure solving suite for crystallography and cryo-EM. 

Salary commensurate with experience.


Location: Remote (proximity to Seattle, Boston, or Denver encouraged)


Basic Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Engineering or a related field.
  • Proficiency in C++.
  • Experience with large scale code-bases.
  • Works well in teams.
  • Able to work independently and remotely.
  • Self-motivated with great organization and communication skills.
  • Effective problem solving skills, able to think abstractly.
  • Adept at structuring code (design patterns, architecture, etc.)


Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Familiarity with Rosetta and python.
  • OpenGL or graphics optimization experience.
  • Proficiency with Coot.
  • Strong math skills.
  • X-ray crystallography/cryo-EM experience.
  • Cross platform development experience.
  • Ruby/Rails/CSS/HTML/javascript/Docker/SQL experience


For more information please contact Scott Horowitz, Assistant Professor (


Denver, United States

Developer for cryo-EM and crystallography tools in Foldit