Jobs in Structural Biology and Related Fields

Scientific Web Application Developer (RCSB/PDB Rutgers)

Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854-8087, United States
Application deadline: 18 Jun 2021

Rutgers are looking for a full-stack developer with a minimum of five years experience using modern database and web technologies. The candidate should enjoy engaging with other developers and scientists in a collaborative team environment.

The work at the PDB focuses on data analysis and transformation, and the presentation and visualization of data using complex interactive graphical user interfaces. An important aspect of the work is to provide our users with the ability to search and explore the data in the PDB Archive. Solutions are implemented using a wide range of custom components developed and maintained at the RCSB PDB, in addition to third-party tools, libraries, frameworks and technologies.

The candidate should be comfortable working in a fast-changing environment, and be able to demonstrate an ability to think creatively, generate new ideas, and implement solutions. The candidate should also show an eagerness and willingness to learn new skills and master new technologies.

The team at RCSB consists of a group of highly-skilled bio-curators, scientists, software developers, designers, and educators, working in a lively and fast-paced environment. The successful candidate will be able to take full advantage of the benefits of working at an academic institution. Employees are encouraged to engage in professional development, either by attending seminars and training workshops, or by enrolling, tuition-free, in courses provided by Rutgers.


  • Ideally the candidate should have in-depth experience with several of the following technologies, languages, and frameworks, or have experience with comparable or related technologies:
  •   Relational and document databases (MySQL, MongoDB), search tools (ElasticSearch, GraphQL), Java, Python, Javascript, JSON, React/Redux, Node.js, JQuery, HTML, Git, shell scripting, use of modern IDEs.
  • Any scientific background would be considered a plus, especially experience in any of the following areas: Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Genomics. Experience working with large and complex scientific datasets would also be a plus.
  • While a scientific background is not a requirement for the position, the candidate should be able to demonstrate a willingness and ability to engage with scientists and scientific content, and be interested in working in an academic/research environment.


Job Description Responsibilities for this position will include:     

Design, development and deployment of modern, scalable, reusable web-applications.     

Analysis, refactoring and adaptation of legacy code to conform to new architecture designs.     

Development of complex interactive graphical user interfaces.     

Debugging, testing, troubleshooting.    

Use of and development of automated testing suites.



Masters or B.Sc degree in Computer Science, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, or a related discipline, or a comparable combination of education and experience developing modern Scientific Web applications.     

Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

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Piscataway, NJ 08854-8087, United States

Scientific Web Application Developer (RCSB/PDB Rutgers)