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Departmental Overview The California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) is one of four Governor Gray Davis Institutes for Science and Innovation established in 2000 to ensure the future of the California economy by promoting research and innovation. QB3 is a cooperative effort between the state of California, private industry, venture capital, and the University of California campuses at Berkeley, San Francisco, and Santa Cruz.
QB3 harnesses the quantitative sciences of physics and engineering to unify our understanding of biological systems at all levels of complexity, from atoms and molecules to cells, tissues, and entire living organisms. QB3 scientists make discoveries that drive the development of technologies, products, and wholly new industries, ensuring that California remains competitive in the 21st century.
QB3's goals are to fuel the California bioeconomy; to support research and training in quantitative biosciences; and to translate academic research into products and services that benefit society.
Designs the most complex user system interfaces and bioinformatics application prototypes.
Designs, develops, modifies, and evaluates programs for functional areas that are highly complex and have broad impact across the field of comparative genomics, and integrate with existing code and libraries.
Regularly joins analysis and code review of external contributions to the open source project, and integrates code into the JBrowse project.
Develops and executes complex test plans.
Plays a leadership role in Open Source Software development.
Responds to user requests for requirements analysis, help with installation and troubleshooting, and fixes bugs in response to user requests.
Independently determines methods and procedures on new assignments.
Interacts with all levels of internal personnel.
Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
Requires expert knowledge of algorithms and software development.
Requires thorough knowledge of other areas of IT, including devops and basic system administration.
Requires expert skills associated with programming design, modification and implementation.
Has skills and experience to recommend changes in development, maintenance and applications program standards.
Requires high level interpersonal skills in order to work with both technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization.
Must be able to communicate technical information (including domain-specific bioinformatics information) in a clear and concise manner.
Requires ability to understand scientific needs and how scientific systems can support those needs.
Must be self motivated, work independently or as part of a team, able to learn quickly, meet deadlines and demonstrate problem solving skills.
Must demonstrate expertise in web applications, web programming language and object oriented programming concepts.
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