Bioinformatics Programmer

Updated: 18 days ago
Location: San Francisco, CALIFORNIA
Job Type: FullTime
Bioinformatics Programmer
9401 Bioinformatics Programmer III
UCSF Parnassus
Institute for Human Genetics
Monday - Friday; 8 hours per day
8 Hours
The University of California, San Francisco is seeking a person to serve as a Bioinformatics Programmer for the Institute for Human Genetics (IHG), an organizational research unit focused on multidisciplinary human genetics research. The Genomic Medicine Initiative (GMI) unit, for which this position is being recruited, is developing and provides a clinical sequencing diagnostic service. The bioinformatics team will adapt, design and develop data analysis software to support next generation sequencing of germline and cancer samples for patient care for the GMI. New software developed will provide support for sample tracking, analysis and assessment of sample and data quality, alignment and variant calling of short read (Illumina) sequencing data, and functional annotation to support clinical review.
The Bioinformatics Programmer is involved in developing and utilizing computational tools to analyze and interpret biological or other research data. Utilizes and develops algorithms, computational techniques, and statistical methodologies. Helps in the design of new experiments. Implements end-user needs in database searching and integration. Maintains the computational infrastructure and tracks the flow of samples and information for large-scale studies. Provides web-based bioinformatics and access to public and proprietary databases.
The Bioinformatics Programmer uses skills as a seasoned, experienced bioinformatics programming professional with a broad understanding of computational algorithms; identifies and resolves a wide range of issues / software bugs. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Operates independently.
The UCSF Institute for Human Genetics serves as the hub for all activities in human genetics at the University of California, San Francisco. Our mission is to create an exciting, productive, and collaborative environment for research, training, and clinical application in human genetics.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.
• Bachelor's degree in computational / programming, or related area and / or equivalent experience / training
• Thorough knowledge of bioinformatics methods, applications programming, web development and data structures
• Thorough knowledge of bioinformatics programming design, modification and implementation
• Ability to communicate technical information in a clear and concise manner
• Ability to interface with management on a regular basis
• Self-motivated, work independently or as part of a team, able to learn quickly, meet deadlines and demonstrate problem solving skills
Note: Fingerprinting and background check required. Effective March 13, 2017, all final candidate(s) for employment are required to undergo a background check.
• B.S. degree in Biological Sciences
• Understanding of relational databases, web interfaces, and operating systems
• Thorough knowledge of modern biology and applicable field of research
• Communication skills to work with both technical and non-technical personnel in multiple fields of expertise and at various levels in the organization
• Thorough knowledge of web, application and data security concepts and methods
Full Time
The University of California San Francisco 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, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
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