Requisition Number: 03024528 Final Filing Date: 08-22-2019 Closing Date: Payroll Title: BIOINFORMATICS PROGR 2 Number of Positions: 1 Salary: $28.07-$57.38/Hr. Salary to commensurate with experience. Appointment Type: Career Appointment Description: 100% Fixed appointment. Schedule TBD Overtime Eligible (FLSA): Non-Exempt Union/HEERA Representation: This position is not represented by a collective bargaining unit
Department: PRIMATE CENTER - 061095 Department Description: The California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) is an Organized Research Unit which conducts interdisciplinary research programs on significant human health related problems where non human primates are the animal models of choice. In addition to its major efforts in the area of research, the CNPRC is also committed to its missions of teaching and service.
Location: Davis Allow Applicants to Attach: Resume Cover Letter
Job Summary: Under direction of PI, apply computational analysis and bioinformatics support to interpret multi-scale data generated from subjects with asthma and allergic diseases and animal models. Analyze high-throughput sequences and array data. Develop and implement bioinformatic and statistical methods to analyze data for epigenetic risk, and disease mechanism. Projects may include network construction and mining. Maintain large datasets linked to clinical and non-clinical data. Communicate progress with PI regularly and contribute to the success of the research team. Develop and maintain productive collaborations with collaborating researchers and publish/present novel research findings in academic journals and conferences. Collaborate with and train staff and researchers on projects requiring extensive bioinformatic analyses. Contribute to the writing of papers and grants.
Physical Demands: -Sit at a computer for extended periods of time. -Occasionally lift/move up to 30 lbs. of equipment. -May often require squatting, kneeling, bending, stooping or standing.
Work Environment: -Work in a research laboratory environment that is BioSafety Level (BSL) 1, 2, or 3, where nonhuman primates may be either naturally or experimentally infected with potentially hazardous diseases such as HIV, SIV, or Herpes B virus. -Measles vaccination or proof of illness required. This position is subject to Medical Surveillance procedures and review in accordance with Federal and State Laws and Regulations and University Policy. Employee shall participate in required preventative medical and medical monitoring programs which may include blood tests, immunizations, TB screening, Blood borne and Airborne Pathogen training, etc., and are provided to meet Federal, State and University requirements. -Restricted vacation during peak workload periods. Work irregular shifts, including weekends, holidays, and evenings on short notice. -UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space. -California National Primate Research Center employees are directly or indirectly engaged in the performance of work on Federal or State contracts and grants as well as periodically come into contact with controlled substances; and are expected to abide by the UC Policy on Substance Abuse, the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, and the State Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1990.
Background Check Required: Yes
Minimum Qualifications: -Bachelor's degree in biology, molecular sciences, bioinformatics, computer science, computational biology, genomics, or the equivalent combination of education, training, and professional technical experience from which comparable skills can be acquired.
-Experience in genomics, molecular biology, and technologies such as methyl-seq, RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq or single-cell analysis.
-Applied experience in analyzing sequence data.
-Experience with clinical cohorts and demonstrated knowledge of statistics and statistical genetics.
-Familiarity with genomic data tools, repositories, and databases.
-Familiarity with common methods of statistical analysis using R, python or related software.
-Technical experience in programming in R, Perl, Python, Java, C++, and Unix shell scripting.
-Demonstrated proficiency in the analysis of large-scale omics data (especially methyl-seq, RNA-seq or scRNA-seq) and experience with a broad spectrum of relevant open-source software or pipelines (methylkit, Bismark, BWA, HiSAT, STAR, DESeq2, Salmon, Kallisto, Seurat, etc.).
-Experience working with relevant genomic databases and browsers and their annotations (NCBI, Refseq, Ensembl, GEO, IGV, UCSC Genome Browser).
-Demonstrated ability to work concurrently on several projects, and good understanding of analytic complexities to do independent research as well as assist other researchers.
-Experience working with a wide range of bioinformatics methods, tools, and databases.
-Experience with developing optimized pipelines for the alignment of high-throughput genomic sequencing data.
-Familiarity with and understanding of relational databases, web interfaces, and operating systems.
- Strong project management skills to establish and carry out priorities, adapt to fluctuating workloads, and to utilize time effectively.
-Skill to keep accurate records.
Preferred Qualifications: - Advanced degree such as Masters of Science in computational biology, bioinformatics, genetics or related life, physical, or computational sciences.
-Demonstrated knowledge of molecular genetics and laboratory skills applicable for epigenetic analysis (methyl-seq, ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq and RNA-seq).
- Experience with evaluating and auditing bioinformatics utilities to produce required results and create efficient workflows.
-Experience with developing user-friendly workflows for scientists with little to no scripting experience and of providing training in command line manipulation of large genomic datasets.
-Interpersonal and oral communication skills for working with other laboratory personnel and for presentation of work to peers, management, and the public. Oral and written skills to communicate technical issues and solutions clearly and concisely.
-Ability to follow EH&S guidelines and laboratory protocols for safe handling of chemicals and biological materials.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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