Bioinformatics Programmer

    Bioinformatics Programmer

    Website University of California San Francisco

    Job Profile: Bioinformatics Programmer

    Department: Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences

    Job Type: Full Time

    Job ID: 67219BR

    Date Posted: 08 June 2022

    Job Summary

    The Ahituv Lab at UCSF is looking for an enthusiastic Bioinformatics Programmer to work on genomic datasets. Expertise should include experience in large-scale data analysis with specific expertise in analysis of genomic data and preference will be given to candidates who are skillful and who can work with Python and Bash. Experience with cloud computing is also preferred.

    The work of the Ahituv Lab is carried out at UC San Francisco, the leading university exclusively focused on health. We are in the ideal place to connect our genetic findings to the clinic. The lab is part of the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, a joint department of the UCSF School of Pharmacy and the UCSF School of Medicine, and is a member of the UCSF Institute for Human Genetics, which serves as the hub for all genetics activities at UCSF.

    Department Description

    The Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences reports to both the School of Medicine and the School of Pharmacy. Its faculty perform high-quality basic, translational and clinical research in the fields of drug development, pharmacogenomics, therapeutic engineering and computational biology. This research encompasses traditional research in wet labs, computational and systems analyses and engineering and micro-fabrication development which lead to translational advances, clinical trials and community engagement. The department educates PharmDs, MDs, Masters’ in Translational Medicine and PhDs in Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences.

    Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in biological science, computer science, bioinformatics or related area and minimum one year of experience or equivalent combination of experience / training.
    • Working knowledge of bioinformatics methods and data structures.
    • Working knowledge of applications programming and web development.
    • Working knowledge of databases.
    • Working knowledge of modern biology and applicable field of research.
    • Ability to communicate technical information in a clear and concise manner.
    • Self motivated, able to learn quickly, meet deadlines and demonstrate problem solving skills.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Master’s Degree in Bioinformatics
    • Interpersonal skills in order to work with both technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization.
    • Working knowledge of application and data security concepts.

    About UCSF

    The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. We bring together the world’s leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.

    Pride Values

    UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values.

    In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at

    Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

    Organization: Campus

    Job Code and Payroll Title: 009402 BIOINFORMATICS PROGR 2

    Job Category: Clinical Systems / IT Professionals, Professional and Managerial, Research and Scientific

    Bargaining Unit: 99 – Policy-Covered (No Bargaining Unit)

    Employee Class: Career

    Percentage: 100%

    Location: Mission Bay (SF)

    Shift: Days

    Shift Length: 8 Hours

    Additional Shift Details: Monday – Friday; 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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