Scientist, Structural Biology

Pacific Biosciences
Job Location
1380 Willow Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Job Description

Pacific Biosciences is seeking a highly motivated macromolecular modeler.  The candidate will work within an interdisciplinary team to model macromolecular complexes, enzyme variants and their interactions with nucleotide analogs.  The candidate will be able to draw on data from a wide variety of sources including crystallography, kinetic characterization and single molecule studies.  She or he will use these data to both help design experiments that test mechanistic hypotheses and to design variants with desirable sequencing properties.   The individual will be working in a fast-paced environment interacting with scientists from a wide variety of backgrounds.  The title will be based on the selected individual’s experiences and determined at the offer stage.


•    Education Requirement: PhD with more than 3 years of experience.  Experience within the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries is a plus.
•    Experience with macromolecular modeling is required.  Experience in modeling protein:nucleic acid complexes is desired.
•    Experience with analyzing information in databases, curating databases is desired.
•    Knowledge of protein design/folding principles would be beneficial.
•    Ability to work on several projects simultaneously.
•    Effective communication (written/verbal) and ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team are critical.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

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