• Structural Biologist

    Posted Date 5 months ago(1/29/2018 2:42 PM)
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  • Overview

    Medical Science & Computing (MSC) is an exciting growth oriented company, dedicated to providing mission critical scientific and technical services to the Federal Government.  We have a distinguished history of supporting the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government agencies. MSC offers a dynamic and upbeat work environment, excellent benefits and career growth opportunities.
    We attract the best people in the business with our competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k plan with employer contribution, paid holidays, vacation, Medical and Flexible Spending Accounts, Pre-Tax Transit Assistance and tuition reimbursement. If you enjoy being a part of a high performing, professional service and technology focused organization, please apply today!

    Duties & Responsibilities

    MSC is searching for a highly motivated Structural Biologist to support the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The position is part of a multi-disciplinary team of scientists who provide computational biology support, training, and consultation services to researchers. This opportunity is a full-time position with MSC and is on-site in Bethesda, MD.

    Work cooperatively with the current computational biology specialists to:

    • Assist scientists to analyze, predict, simulate, and illustrate structural biology data using computational techniques.
    • Enter into long-term scientific collaborationsthat include the potential for authorships and acknowledgements in publications.
    • Document andmanage collaborative and consultant assistance and training provided to researchers.


    Required Technical Skills

    • Ph.D. (or other graduate degree with equivalent experience) in computational biology, bioinformatics, or related life, biophysical, or computational sciences with at least one publication demonstrating the use or development of computational biology applications.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of computational structural biology software, including Rosetta and/or molecular dynamics applications such as NAMD, AceMD, AMBER, or CHARMM.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of molecular visualization applications such as VMD, Chimera, or PyMol.

    Required “Soft” Skills

    • Attention to detail, including time and project management skills to track, update, and generate reports on ongoing projects.
    • Ability to work both independently and as part of an in-person and remote multi-disciplinary team with a high level of personal and professional drive and initiative. Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.

    Additional Desired Skills

    • Familiarity with a high-performance parallel computing environment and understanding of problems and bottlenecks associated with storage and management of data.
    • Strong background in molecular/cellular biology.

    Medical Science & Computing is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status


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