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[X-plor] Vacancy at PDBe for an enthusiastic junior annotator

Gerard DVD Kleywegt via x-plor%40net.bio.net (by gerard from xray.bmc.uu.se)
Tue Oct 9 08:08:19 EST 2012

Hi all,

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 


Feel free to pass this on to suitable candidates!


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"...

Gerard J. Kleywegt, PDBe, EMBL-EBI, Hinxton, UK
gerard from ebi.ac.uk ..................... pdbe.org
Secretary: Pauline Haslam  pdbe_admin from ebi.ac.uk

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