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#110481 Senior Genomics Bioinformatics Programmer

Extended Deadline: Wed 9/29/2021

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit:

This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 07/27/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Senior Bioinformatics Programmer is responsible for the design and implementation of bioinformatics pipelines necessary for the analysis of individual and combined datasets generated using different sequencing platforms, techniques, and technologies in the area of transcription control of immune cell development and function. Current assays include RNA-seq, single cell RNA-seq, ChIP-Seq, ATAC-Seq, and three-dimensional chromatin conformation capture assays. The incumbent will maintain and update ‘best practice’ computational methods and provide training and oversight to members of the laboratory in the application of assay-specific bioinformatics tools. The Senior Bioinformatics Programmer will generate new software tools and/or provide direction to trainees to develop such tools for problems lacking appropriate analytical methods. As necessary, the incumbent will interface with technical support at the San Diego Super Computer Center to maintain laboratory-specific computational infrastructure necessary for data storage and analysis.


  • Nine (9) years of related experience, education/training; OR a Bachelor’s degree in biological science, computational/programming, or related area plus five (5) years of related experience/training.

  • In-depth knowledge of bioinformatics methods, applications programming, web development and data structures. Demonstrated experience with programming languages (Python and R are required, strong candidates will also have experience with Perl, C#, C++,or Java). Demonstrated experience using UNIX/Linux.

  • In-depth knowledge of bioinformatics programming design, modification and implementation. Experience in development of complex bioinformatic, knowledge-based application software. Demonstrated ability to analyze scientific technical information.

  • Advanced understanding of relational databases, web interfaces and operating systems. Proven ability to download high-throughput data sets, trouble shoot sequencing data, conduct standard statistical analysis and data visualization.

  • Advanced project management skills. Proven ability to organize, prioritize and manage multiple project activities effectively and deal with changing priorities.

  • In-depth knowledge of modern biology and applicable field of research. Working knowledge of biological systems including transcription, genetics, and epigenetics.

  • Advanced interpersonal skills in order to work with both technical and non-technical personnel at all levels in the organization, including senior project leadership. Proven ability to receive input and integrate ideas from colleagues to develop computational solutions that meet the needs of the laboratory.

  • Ability to communicate technical information in a clear and concise manner. Strong ability to communicate and teach complex concepts to scientists from various fields. Excellent communication skills for oral presentations, writtenreports, and one-on-one training.

  • In-depth knowledge of web, application and data security concepts and methods.


  • Master's degree or equivalent experience/training in bioinformatics, computer science or related field with programming and server experience or related combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with bioinformatics and metagenomics software and resources for analyzing high-throughput sequencing datasets.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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