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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: $81,600 - $110,100/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
Analyzes existing programs or works to formulate logic for new systems, devises logic procedures, flow charts, data analysis, codes and tests / debugs programs. May develop, implement, and maintain 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.
Applies complex bioinformatics concepts to design, develop, modify, debug, and evaluate software programs and web tools.
Recommends and implements changes in development, maintenance and sets system standards for analysis algorithms, tools, and infrastructure.
Performs performance and integration testing, and builds user interfaces for a variety of internal and external constituents. Uses Agile software development methods.
QUALIFICATIONS Required Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in biological science, computational / programming, or related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Thorough knowledge of applications programming, web development, and data structures.
Thorough knowledge and understanding of database technologies.
Interpersonal skills sufficient to 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.
Ability to interface with management on a regular basis.
Demonstrated problem solving skills.
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.
Thorough knowledge of web application and data security concepts and methods.
Ability to work cooperatively and productively in a team environment.
Ability to follow through and complete assignments independently and meet deadlines.
Strong project management skills.
Demonstrated ability to write clear, concise, accurate descriptions of technical and/or scientific concepts.
Experience with and demonstrated knowledge of bioinformatics methods.
Demonstrated knowledge of bioinformatics programming design, modification, and implementation.
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 Employment 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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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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