Bioinformatics Programmer

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: San Francisco, CALIFORNIA
Job Type: FullTime
Bioinformatics Programmer
9402 Bioinformatics Programmer II
Mission Bay/Sandler Neurosciences Center
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
8 Hours
A bright, hardworking individual with very strong communication and organizational skills is sought by the Department of Neurology, University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), to serve as a Bioinformatics Programmer providing support for ongoing research projects related to the population genetics and epidemiology of multiple sclerosis as well as analysis of metagenomic, transcriptomic and immune repertoire sequencing data. We are seeking an individual with experience in genetics and open source software tools (e.g. Samtools and Bowtie) and ability to write custom scripts for high throughput sequence mapping and alignment; microarray data analysis; download and upload of data and integration of data pipelines with public repositories; management of large genomics datasets.
The Department of Neurology is currently the largest recipient of NIH awards among departments of neurology in US medical schools, and has many notable senior faculty including nine members of the Institute of Medicine, six members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, three members of the National Academy of Sciences, and a Nobel laureate.
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 biological science, computational / programming, or related area and three years relevant experience, and / or equivalent experience / training
• Working knowledge of bioinformatics methods and data structures
• Working knowledge of databases
• Working knowledge of modern biology and applicable field of research
• Working knowledge of application and data security concepts
• Working project management skills
• Interpersonal skills in order to work with both technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization
• Ability to communicate technical information in a clear and concise manner
• Self-motivated, 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.
• Master’s degree in bioinformatics or computer science
• Working knowledge of applications programming and web development
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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