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ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.
The Genomics Institute creates advanced technologies and open-source genomics platforms to unravel evolutionary patterns, molecular processes and the underpinnings of disease. Our platforms, technologies and scientists unite global communities to create and deploy data-driven, life-saving treatments and innovative environmental, conservation efforts. The Genomics Institute is openly and responsibly sharing what is learned and created with the entire genomics community. It is a public university institution dedicated to creating a healthier world.
The Computational Genomics Platform (CGP) team uses big data technologies to facilitate genomic research for global health issues. The team collaborates with many universities and institutes around the world. Examples of projects include 1) supporting a global team to create the Human Cell Atlas, a compendium that maps gene activity in each cell in the human body, 2) the National Heart Lung Blood and Sleep Institute's BioData Catalyst and the National Human Genome Research Institute's AnVIL cloud ecosystems, which are building secure, scalable, and interoperable cloud ecosystems for biomedical research, and 3) Dockstore.org, a repository of community-developed reusable bioinformatics tools and workflows. If you are excited to work in a fast-paced, startup like environment within an institution of higher education in beautiful Santa Cruz, California, we encourage you to apply. We are also open to remote positions.
The Software Engineer develops software for the Computational Genomics Platform (https://cglgenomics.ucsc.edu/) to support a wide variety of grant deliverables. They use skills as a seasoned, experienced bioinformatics programming professional with a broad understanding of computational algorithms to identify and resolve a wide range of issues/software bugs. The incumbent solves dynamic and challenging problems, learning new technologies as necessary and collaborating with colleagues and external partners. The Software Engineer uses Agile software development methods to produce reliable and reusable code that will be used in leading genomics science. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions and operates independently.
INITIAL REVIEW DATE (IRD) UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit.
The IRD for this job is: 11-01-2021
APPOINTMENT INFORMATION Salary Information: $100,300 - $130,000/annually. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: Full
Full-time, Fixed Percentage of Time: 100% Average Hours Per Week: 40 Days of the Week: Mon-Fri Shift Includes: Day
JOB DUTIES 70% - Software Development, Analysis, and Maintenance:
Applies advanced bioinformatics concepts to design, develop, modify, debug, and evaluate highly complex software programs and web tools.
Formulates logic for new systems, devises logic procedures, prepares flowcharting, performs coding and data analysis, and tests/debugs highly complex programs. May develop and implement web interfaces to share and display bioinformatics analysis and content with collaborators and other users. May be required to learn new technologies to support achievement of software development objectives.
Recommends and implements changes in development, maintenance and system standards for analysis algorithms, tools, and infrastructure.
30% - Project and Technical Leadership:
Serves as technical lead on one or more projects. Works with principal investigators, program and project managers, partner institutions, and other senior staff to,support project planning and design process. Uses Agile software development methods. May manage a team of bioinformatics programming professionals.
QUALIFICATIONS Required Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in biological science, computational / programming, or related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
In-depth knowledge of applications programming, web development, and data structures.
Experience with and demonstrated advanced understanding of database technologies.
Advanced interpersonal skills in order to work with both technical and non-technical personnel at all levels in the organization, including senior project leadership.
Ability to communicate technical information in a clear and concise manner.
Advanced ability to interface with management on a regular basis.
Demonstrated advanced problem solving skills.
In-depth programming skills in Python or similar languages.
Experience with Cloud computing or distributed computing environments.
Experience with development and operation of Unix/Linux based servers.
In-depth knowledge of bioinformatics programming design, modification, and implementation.
Experience of bioinformatics methods.
In-depth knowledge of and experience applying web application and data security concepts and methods.
Experience successfully leading projects.
Special Conditions of Employment
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here.
SAFETY STATEMENT All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
HOW TO APPLY
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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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