Bioinformatics Programmer I – 115257

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The Department of Medicine (DOM) is the largest department within the UCSD School of Medicine and is responsible for fulfilling the teaching, research, and clinical missions of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. The department employs approximately 500 salaried faculty, 168 academic appointees, 331 residents, fellow and postdocs and 479 staff personnel.

Computational biologist. Resolves routine programming problems, applying established data processing algorithms to novel data. Works on issues and projects of limited scope. Follows standard programming procedures to analyze situations and data from which answers can be readily obtained. Maintains repositories of published code and answers outside user requests. Aids in the publications of research results, but will not be responsible for algorithm development. Proficiency in python, R, UNIX, and git version control systems required. AWS experience a plus, Understanding of major biological data types (genomic SNPs, single-cell RNA-seq expression, protein-protein interaction networks, ATAC-seq, Chip-seq) is required.

Will design and develop bioinformatic programs to process genomics data. Responsible for lab computer and software maintenance and coordination with other computer facilities. Will independently perform cell culture experiments with human ES cells to investigate mesoderm and cardiovascular formation.

Under direct supervision, applies professional bioinformatics concepts and computational procedures to complete small projects or portions of projects. Works on assignments of limited scope and complexity. Follows standard programming procedures to analyze situations and data from which answers can be readily obtained.

  • Four (4) years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor’s degree in biological science, computational / programming, or related area and /or equivalent experience/training.

  • Basic knowledge of bioinformatics methods and data structures.

  • Demonstrated experience collecting, processing, and analyzing genomics data.

  • Proven knowledge of applications programming and web development.

  • Experience with functional programming, the R class system (both S3 and new classes), the R packaging system, R methods and generic functions. Knowledge of Apache server on Linux, scripting and familiarity with Internet protocols.

  • Knowledge of modern biology and applicable field of research. Theoretical knowledge in molecular, cellular, or developmental biology.

  • Effective interpersonal skills in order to work with both technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization.

  • Strong ability to communicate technical information in a clear and concise manner.

  • Basic knowledge of application and data security concepts.

  • Proficiency in python, UNIX, and git version control systems.
  • Knowledge relating to the design development, modification and implementation of software including object-oriented programming concepts.
  • Understanding of major biological data types (genomic SNPs, RNA-seq expression, protein-protein interaction networks.).
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

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