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As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#110731 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.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 07/26/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 08/04/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Under the direction of Principal Investigator, the incumbent will work on assignments of moderate scope and complexity. The incumbent will implement, run, customize, optimize and benchmark data analyses pipelines as well as data visualization for ATAC-seq, ChIP-Seq, and RNA-seq, single-cell RNA-seq. The incumbent will provide user support to lab members, perform integrative data analyses, and prepare results for oral presentation, scientific publications, and grant applications.

The Bioinformatics Programmer will develop and streamline analytical software pipelines using new or existing scripts and software packages written in a variety of scripting languages. Assists in additional analyses as needed to achieve research objectives.


  • Six (6) years of related experience, education/training OR a Bachelor’s degree in biological science, computational/programming, or related area plus two (2) years of related experience/training.

  • Working knowledge in genomics, epigenetics, biostatistics. Experience in analyzing next generation sequencing data.

  • Working knowledge of bioinformatics methods and data structures. Working knowledge in statistics and programming languages such as Python, Perl, and R.

  • Working knowledge of databases. Proficiency with relational databases and programming languages used in the development of web-based MIS systems is a plus (e.g. SQL Server, HTML).

  • Working project management skills. Excellent organizational, problem solving, and analytical skills, and attention to detail.

  • Effective interpersonal skills in order to work with both technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization.

  • Self-motivated, able to learn quickly, meet deadlines and demonstrate problem solving skills.

  • Working knowledge of applications programming and web development.

  • Working knowledge of application and data security concepts.


  • 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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UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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