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The Initial Review Date (IRD) for this job is: 01/06/2021
Dept Marketing Statement The Genomics Institute supports the scientific efforts of principal investigators, which involves approximately 110 personnel (which includes approximately 60 career staff, 10 academic non-faculty members, 30 graduate student researchers, and a handful post doctoral scholars and student employees), participating in projects supported by funds from the federal and state governments, private gifts, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). Additionally, the GI provides funding support for approximate 80 additional personnel for GI related projects.
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 such as breast cancer and other genetic risk factors. The team collaborates with many universities and institutes around the world. Examples of projects include supporting a global team to create the Human Cell Atlas, a compendium that maps gene activity in each cell in the human body, and the National Health Institute Data Commons project, which is about developing the technology to share and combine controlled access to genomic data across different institutes. 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.
The Software Engineer develops software for the Computational Genomics Platform (https://cgl.genomics.ucsc.edu/team/) 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.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule Salary Information: Salary Range: $88,050 - $107,130/annually. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: This position is eligible for Full benefits
Schedule Information: Full-time, Fixed Percentage of Time: 100% Average Hours Per Week: 40 Days of the Week: Mon-Fri Shift Includes: Day
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
Job End Date: None
Work Location: UC Santa Cruz main campus (Temporarily remote due to COVID)
Union Representation: None
Job Duties 50% - Software Development
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.
20% - Bioinformatics
Applies complex bioinformatics concepts to design, develop, modify, debug, and evaluate software programs and web tools.
10% - Oversight
Recommends and implements changes in development, maintenance and sets system standards for analysis algorithms, tools, and infrastructure.
10% - Software Integrity
Performs performance and integration testing, and builds user interfaces for a variety of internal and external constituents. Uses Agile software development methods.
10% - User Support and Outreach
Serves as UCSC contact for direct user support of software products, such as Dockstore. Develops training materials such as documentation, exercises, and tutorials covering workflow development and execution of workflows in partner cloud platforms. Presents outreach material in workshops, webinars, and presentations at scientific conferences.
Bachelor's degree in biological science, computational / programming, or related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Experience with and demonstrated knowledge of applications programming, web development, and data structures.
Experience with and demonstrated understanding of database technologies.
Advanced interpersonal skills in order to work with both technical and non-technical personnel at various 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 advanced 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.
Working knowledge of software engineering tools and frameworks like GitHub, Ansible, CircleCI.
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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