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#120485 Bioinformatics Programmer 4 (Hybrid)

Extended Deadline: Thu 2/9/2023

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UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 12/13/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 12/22/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will remain posted until a suitable candidate has been identified.

Priority consideration will be provided to applications received by 12/22/22.


DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW:The IEM has over 130 outstanding affiliated faculty from UC San Diego’s School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Jacobs School of Engineering, all sharing the objective of translating creative ideas into clinical medicine and novel products that will transform patient care and improve the health and well-being of people.

POSITION OVERVIEW:Uses skills as an advanced, specialized bioinformatics programming professional with an in-depth understanding of computational algorithms to analyze 3D genome, single-cell, and/or spatial omics datasets. Will lead or mentor bioinformatics programming professionals and data scientists.

4D Nucleome (4DN) Network Organizational Hub enters its second phase with the goal aimed at better understanding how DNA is arranged within the cell’s nucleus in four dimensions. The incumbent will (1) be responsible for maintaining and updating the 4DN web portal and the 4DN consortium’s wiki, (2) develop analysis models and design analysis tools for 3D genome analyses, (3) integrate genomics data with imaging data for joint inference, (4) provide web/graphical user interface and database programming for the 4DN web portal as a central resource gateway to access all the 4DN-Network generated tools, policies, guidelines, and protocols, (5) provide tutorials and workshops to disseminate the 4DN software and datasets, (6) evaluate, recommend, and implement new hardware and software technologies for advancing complex HPC and data science projects, (7) train and mentor postdocs and graduate students on the application of highly complex multidimensional analysis in their research, (8) develop and submit research grant proposals, (9) author or co-author manuscripts for dissemination of research findings in peer-reviewed publications.

This position may be eligible for a Hybrid flexible work arrangement, which could include a non-standard work schedule, and/or the ability to work off-site part of the time.


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

  • In-depth knowledge of bioinformatics methods, applications programming, web development and data structures. Advanced experience in working with longitudinal data.

  • In-depth knowledge of bioinformatics programming design, modification and implementation.

  • Advanced understanding of relational databases, web interfaces and operating systems. Strong experience analyzing large and complex multi-modal datasets, including whole-genome genotyping, human brain imaging, geospatial datasets, and other high-dimensional phenotypic data.

  • Advanced project management skills.

  • In-depth knowledge of modern biology and applicable field of research. In depth knowledge of genomics, transcriptomics, single-cell, and spatial omics methods.

  • Advanced interpersonal skills in order to work with both technical and non-technical personnel at all levels in the organization, including senior project leadership.

  • Ability to communicate technical information in a clear and concise manner. Must exhibit the ability to creatively solve difficult analysis problems while implementing principled inferential statistical procedures.

  • Ability to lead a team, meet deadlines and demonstrate advanced problem-solving skills.

  • In-depth knowledge of web, application and data security concepts and methods. Advanced knowledge of the R statistical language, Python, Bash Scripting, and Matlab.

  • Ability to contribute independently and in a team environment to grant applications, manuscripts, and presentations. Demonstrated experience in manuscript planning, preparation, and execution.

  • Expert background in applications in genomics and molecular systems biology.


  • The job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.

  • Must be able to work outside standard hours to meet project deadlines (occasional evenings and weekends may be required).

Pay Transparency Act Full Salary Range: $87,000 - $202,600 Annually

The University of California, San Diego is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range for this position is defined as the Full Pay Range. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position defined as the Expected Pay Scale. Placement within the Expected Pay Scale is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

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

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