We are looking to recruit an expert structural biologist to join the PDBe curation team. High-quality curation of new depositions is essential for PDB and EMDB to remain the authoritative global sources of biomacromolecular structure information. The work involves annotating preliminary PDB and EMDB submissions and extracting relevant biological information. PDBe staff annotate more than a third of all PDB depositions and more than half of all EMDB depositions. In addition, curators contribute to training, outreach and user-support activities of PDBe and the EMBL-EBI.
The Protein Data Bank in Europe (PDBe; pdbe.org) is a founding partner of the Worldwide Protein Data Bank organisation (wwPDB; wwpdb.org), which maintains the PDB, the global archive of 3D structural data on biomacromolecules. In addition, PDBe is the founder of the Electron Microscopy Data Bank (EMDB; pdbe.org/emdb), which is now maintained with international partners. In 2014, PDBe also founded the EMPIAR archive (pdbe.org/empiar). The PDBe team further maintains a number of databases that support deposition and advanced search and analysis services for structural biologists and the wider scientific community. The team consists of an international and inter-disciplinary mix of professionals (scientists and IT specialists).