The Bathe Laboratory at MIT (http://lcbb.mit.edu) is seeking an experienced cross-platform Graphical User Interface (GUI) Developer for immediate part-time contractual employment. The goal of the GUI is to facilitate the design and visualization of DNA-based 2D and 3D molecular objects as implemented currently using the web-based applications:
The successful candidate will design and implement the front-end GUI that will be built on top of a set of back-end command line interface binary files written in Python and FORTRAN 95 to enable user the design of 2D and 3D DNA-based molecular objects. The GUI will allow for import of geometric CAD files, visualization in 3D of the input CAD objects, execution of back-end compiled command line scripts, molecular and other visualization of intermediate design files resulting from the back-end scripts, and integration with the Open Source software caDNAno (http://cadnano.org) for design file editing in the same GUI. The programmer will work closely with the academic developers of the back-end software. Molecular visualization tools that the developer is ideally familiar with include UCSF Chimera, VMD, and the RCSB PDB.