Job Description

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Hiring Pay Scale
$33.52 - $38.31 / hour
East Campus (La Jolla)
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon - Fri

#TP130946 Bioinformatics Engineer

Filing Deadline: Fri 7/26/2024

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.


UC San Diego’s Temporary Employment Services department is pleased to announce a new opportunity for a Bioinformatics Engineer. This role involves performing next-generation sequencing analyses, including but not limited to primary and secondary analysis for RNAseq, scRNAseq, epigenomics, and whole genome sequencing. The incumbent will also assist in performing integrative data analyses, data visualization, downloading external datasets, and maintaining analysis pipelines under the direction of Senior Bioinformatics Scientists & Engineers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform next-generation sequencing analyses (RNAseq, scRNAseq, epigenomics, whole genome sequencing).
  • Conduct integrative data analyses and data visualization.
  • Download and manage external datasets.
  • Maintain and optimize analysis pipelines.
  • Collaborate with Senior Bioinformatics Scientists & Engineers to ensure accurate and efficient analysis.
  • Anticipated duration: 12 months
  • Compensation: $33.52 - $38.31 / hour, including paid holidays and vacation/sick leave. Full-medical insurance also available.
  • Location: Hybrid/remote, remote work available 1 - 2 days per week. On-site work will be at UC San Diego’s East Campus in La Jolla.
  • Work schedule: Mon - Fri, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
  • Temporary positions may lead to long-term career opportunities.


  • Strong proficiency in R, python, and bash scripting.

  • Working knowledge of common bioinformatics pipelines (analysis of bulk RNAseq, single cell RNAseq data, etc.).

  • Familiarity working in cloud computing environments.

  • Excellent communication skills.


Background check required.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $67,200 - $119,600 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $32.18 - $57.28

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

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