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The Initial Review Date (IRD) for this job is: 03-22-2021
Dept Marketing Statement Comprising diverse researchers from a variety of disciplines across academic divisions, the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute leads UC Santa Cruz's efforts to unlock the world's genomic data and accelerate breakthroughs in health and evolutionary biology. Our platforms, technologies, and scientists unite global communities to create and deploy data-driven, life-saving treatments and innovative environmental and conservation efforts, while addressing the most fundamental societal and policy questions.
The UCSC Genome Browser is an interactive web-based microscope that allows researchers to view genetic material at any scale for example, all 23 chromosomes of the human genome from a full chromosome down to an individual nucleotide. More than 130,000 biomedical researchers throughout the world use it each month for accessing data for more than 100 animal genomes. The UCSC genome bioinformatics group released the first working draft of the human genome sequence on the web and launched the UCSC Genome Browser in 2001. The Genome Browser has since become an essential resource to biomedical science.
Develops, evaluates, revises, applies and documents technical quality assurance protocols, methods and test plans to inspect and test a variety of data, processes, software and products for the UCSC Genome Browser project (genome.ucsc.edu). Ensures activities and items are in compliance with quality assurance standards and software/product design specifications to determine and approve software releases. Performs analysis and identifies trends in the inspection of Genome Browser data, processes, software and products and recommends corrective actions when necessary. Involved in developing, auditing, monitoring and enforcing the established release management processes and policies in support of cross-domain configuration integration, testing, completeness and consistency. Responds to project inquiries from Genome Browser users and collaborators, troubleshoots problems, researches queries regarding underlying biological assumptions and computational methods in the genome software and databases, communicates problems and suggested site improvements to others on project team.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule Salary Range: $30.08-$36.59/hour. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: This position is eligible for Full benefits
Schedule Information: Full-time, Fixed Percentage of Time: 100% Average Hours Per Week: Mon-Fri Days of the Week: Mon-Fri Shift Includes: Day
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
Job End Date: None
Work Location: UC Santa Cruz main campus
Union Representation: None
Job Duties 80% - Quality Assurance:
Carries out well-defined, moderately complex procedures to ensure that all technical documentation, information systems products and services meet minimum organization quality standards and end-user requirements. Analyzes and develops test scripts to ensure documentation remains accurate and up-to-date with new code development. Tests bioinformatics software and data to ensure proper operation and conformance to test plans. Administers standards for migration of new and upgraded software and data from test to production environment. Utilizes testing libraries in support of the software development process and life cycle.
Guides migration of new and upgraded bioinformatics software and data from test to production environment. Analyzes requests for new software upgrades or enhancements.
Documents and analyzes test results, processes, and technical features for users. Assists with development and analysis of improvements to current procedures.
20% - User Support:
Monitors and responds to email communications received from scientists off-site, under the guidance of senior QA and engineering staff. Troubleshoots problems, researches queries regarding underlying biological assumptions and computational methods in the genome software and databases, ensures that questions are answered satisfactorily, and suggests site improvements that address the sources of problems. Understands how biologists research scientific questions using the site, writes new documentation, and recommends new features to help them. Creates and maintains website documentation such as FAQs, user guides, and blog posts, and may author bioinformatics posters and technical papers for external publication.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Working skills in software testing. Working understanding of the use of testing tools, including skill to perform automated QA procedures.
Working knowledge of software functions and analysis, and working skills in software lifecycle management.
Working skills in understanding and implementing data and software release cycles.
Broad knowledge in biology, gene sequence organization, and gene expression and regulation in eukaryotes.
Demonstrated experience working with large data sets.
Ability to elicit and communicate scientific, technical and non-technical information in a clear, concise, and professional, manner both in verbal and written form.
Demonstrated experience with UNIX and shell-scripting.
Demonstrated skill and experience in a customer service environment.
Interpersonal skills to work with both technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization.
Excellent organizational skills.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to work as part of a team.
Demonstrated problem solving skills.
Strong ability to learn quickly, pay strict attention to detail, and meet deadlines.
Experience writing intelligible and professional communications.
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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