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#119617 Bioinformatics Programmer 3

Extended Review Date: Fri 11/18/2022

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The Bioinformatics Programmer's will apply complex bioinformatics concepts to design and implement the analysis of large datasets of multi-omics data to decipher alterations in gene expression regulation in the context of neurodegenerative diseases. Responsibilities will include providing ad-hoc technical support, and building/modifying tools for the analysis of a diverse collection of biological data. specific projects and system maintenance.

Primary tasks revolve around the development and maintenance of pipelines to process sequencing data, including whole-genome bisulfite sequencing, ATAC-seq and RNAseq, single-cell and spatial transcriptomics. Additional work includes creating new visual summaries of the data, downloading and piloting new analysis tools, working with the San Diego Super Computer Center and AWS for storage and processing needs, integrating with a team of molecular and cellular biologists and neuroscientists performing statistics-based analysis to achieve high-impact results. Projects may require some web-based tool development and some minor IT assistance maybe requested.

Uses skills as a seasoned, experienced bioinformatics programming professional with a broad understanding of computational algorithms; identifies and resolves a wide range of issues / software bugs. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Operates independently.


  • Bachelor's degree in biological science, computational / programming, or related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

  • Three (3) or more years of relevant experience.

  • Expertise in NGS methods and one or more -omic analysis.

  • Thorough knowledge of bioinformatics methods, applications programming, web development and data structures.

  • Thorough knowledge of bioinformatics programming design, modification and implementation.

  • Understanding of relational databases, web interfaces, and operating systems.

  • Strong project management skills.

  • Thorough knowledge of modern biology and applicable field of research.

  • Excellent communication skills to work with both technical and non-technical personnel in multiple fields of expertise and at various levels in the organization.

  • Ability to communicate technical information in a clear and concise manner.

  • Ability to interface with management on a regular basis.

  • Self motivated, work independently or as part of a team, able to learn quickly, meet deadlines and demonstrate problem solving skills.

  • Thorough knowledge of web, application and data security concepts and methods.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

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

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

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