Senior Bioinformatician

Genomics Institute, UC Santa Cruz
Job Location
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
commensurate with experience and qualifications

Health, dental, vision. Multiple plans to choose from

Job Description

The UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute,, seeks a Senior Bioinformatician to be a part of projects such as the California Kids Cancer Comparison (CKCC) and Medbook. The selected candidate will apply scientific and engineering knowledge to manage and integrate complex cancer genomics molecular and clinical data into projects; collaborate and communicate extensively with external entities and provides leadership to achieve consensus within the community on technical solutions; is responsible for defining and implementing data-related requirements, procedures, and technologies; and develops code for migrating molecular and clinical data to software platforms, such as MedBook. If you are interested in contributing to these projects and excited to work in a start-up like environment within an institution of higher education in beautiful Santa Cruz, California, we welcome you to apply today!  


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 

In-depth knowledge of bioinfomatics programming design, modification and implementation 

Current development skills in the Python programming language 

Advanced understanding of relational databases, web interfaces and operating systems 

Extensive experience working with large datasets 

Specialist knowledge with in-depth understanding of the use of current bioinformatics tools, compression algorithms and software engineering 

Analytical ability to study and assimilate technical structure, data, and requirements of genome analysis software 

Comprehensive understanding of the complexities of biological data and genomic annotation 

In-depth knowledge of modern biology and applicable field of research 

Current knowledge of the cancer field 

Knowledge of the importance and complexities of working with human subject data 

Record of scientific publication in peer-reviewed research journals and at major scientific meetings. 

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

Advanced project management skills to lead technical projects 

Ability to communicate technical information in a clear and concise manner 

Advanced ability to interface with management on a regular basis 

Leadership skills to lead a team using advanced problem solving skills to consistently deliver both quality and timely project objectives. 

Experience collaborating with a variety of researchers and constituents on large-scale data analysis 

Ability to organize work and manage time in a self-motivated manner with a minimal amount of supervision  

About Our Organization

At the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute, we provide the organizing framework, focus, and leadership for the next great leap in the science of genomics and its implications for human health to carry out our goals:

  • Accelerate the power of the global research community to solve today’s intractable health problems
  • Lead the national and international effort to break down institutional silos where genomic information is now isolated
  • Enable the secure sharing and analysis of genomic data on a global open-source federated network
  • Tackle head on the most fundamental societal questions evoked by the advent of a universal genomics technology

As always, all that we learn and create we will openly share with the world. We are a public institution dedicated to creating a healthier world and a healthier society.

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