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#115476 DEAP Frontend Developer

Extended Review Date: Tue 7/5/2022

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UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 06/23/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 07/05/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


UCSD Department of Radiology is one of the most innovative and productive academic departments in the country, offering challenging career opportunities in the diverse areas of advanced educational programs, cutting-edge research, and state-of-the-art services for clinical and translational studies. The department is committed to offering a dynamic learning environment and growing opportunities to its talented and dedicated employees. The position will be located within the Center for Multimodal Imaging (CMIG, Director Dr. Dale). CMIG serves as the data core for two large-scale longitudinal National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded studies with developmental populations. The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study follows ~12,000 children with longitudinal neuroanatomical, functional imaging, and behavioral assessments across 21 sites within the US. The major goals of the study are to provide a publicly available data resource to examine the relationships between environmental influences -- including substance use -- and adolescent brain and cognitive development. The Healthy Brain and Child Development (HBCD) Study is a large-scale longitudinal study of the brain, cognitive, and emotional development that will follow mothers and their children from before birth through the first decade of life. The project will involve over 7,000 families at 25 sites across the United States and aims to better understand which harmful and protective environments exert the greatest impact on child development.

The incumbent will be involved in the continued development and enhancement of the Data Exploration and Analysis Portal (DEAP) for both ABCD and HBCD Studies. The DEAP is an existing outward-facing web-based informatics tool for exploring, downloading, and analyzing the large complex datasets being produced by the ABCD and HBCD Studies. The incumbent will apply skills as a seasoned, experienced software professional with a full understanding of industry practices, community standards and relevant policies and procedures to medium-sized software development and enhancement software projects or portions of large projects with moderate scope and complexity. The incumbent can resolve a wide range of issues, demonstrating competency in selecting tools, methods, and techniques to obtain results.

The incumbent will work collaboratively and independently to create new web applications, develop tools that tackle data analysis, management, and visualization needs on the DEAP platform. The incumbent will also design well-structured, intuitive, and responsive user interfaces including interactive elements like tables and visualizations, adhering to highest standards with regard to performance, security, and functionality. Duties will include conceptualizing, designing, developing, coding using R, JavaScript, and PHP . This includes developing web-based interactive data analysis tools using d3.js. Designing and developing MVVM architectural platform defined user interface with modern UI packages such as bootstrap or material UI.


  • Seven years of related experience, education/training, OR an Bachelor’s degree in related area plus three years of related experience/training.

  • Intermediate knowledge of secure software development.

  • Advanced skills associated with software design, modification, implementation and deployment, including object-oriented programming concepts.

  • Demonstrated ability to understand functional needs and how systems can support those needs. Demonstrated ability to develop conversion and system implementation plans.

  • Demonstrated ability to interface with management on a regular basis.

  • Demonstrated ability to contribute technical narrative to grant proposals.

  • Thorough experience with identification and use of code libraries and open-source forums.

  • Experience with planning for deployment and creation of feedback mechanisms.

  • Demonstrated software repository skills. Demonstrated testing and test planning skills.

  • Thorough experience with common programming tools. Demonstrated ability to follow software specifications.

  • Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate technical information to technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization.

  • Self-motivated and works independently and as part of a team. Able to learn effectively and meet deadlines.

  • Demonstrated broad problem solving skills.

  • Required expertise/experience with JavaScript, JSON, web-workers, HTML5, Python, PHP.

  • Required experience with programming and software development best practices: testing, version control, dependency management, reproducible development environments, containerization (Docker/Singularity), continuous integration, etc.


  • Familiarity/experience using SVG and familiarity with libraries such as d3.js and three.js, MVVM and R Statistical programming language.

  • Familiarity/experience with 3-D visualization on web-based platforms.

  • Familiarity with basic statistical analyses, graphs, and outputs.

  • Performance-optimized setup of web applications on local and cloud infrastructure.

  • User interface design using HTML/CSS.


  • 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.

UC San Diego Health Sciences is comprised of our School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and our Student Health and Well-Being Department. We have long been at the forefront of translational - or "bench-to-bedside" - research, transforming patient care through discovery and innovation leading to new drugs and technologies. Translational research is carried out every day in the hundreds of clinical trials of promising new therapies offered through UC San Diego Health, and in the drive of our researchers and clinician-scientists who are committed to having a significant impact on patient care. We invite you to join our team!

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