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The Initial Review Date (IRD) for this job is: 05-12-2021
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. Supporting the scientific efforts of investigators of the UCSC Genomics Institute, which involves approximately 110 personnel (which includes approximately 60 career staff, 10 academic non-faculty members, 30 graduate student researchers, and a handful postdoctoral scholars and student employees), participating in projects supported by funds from the federal and state governments, private gifts, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). Additionally, the GI provides funding support for approximate 80 additional personnel for GI related projects. 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 Computational Genomics Platform (CGP) team uses big data technologies to facilitate genomic research for global health issues such as breast cancer and other genetic risk factors. The team collaborates with many universities and institutes around the world. Examples of projects include supporting a global team to create the Human Cell Atlas, a compendium that maps gene activity in each cell in the human body, the NHLBI BioData Catalyst and NHGRI AnVIL projects, which develop technologies to share and combine controlled access genomic data across different institutes, and Dockstore, a platform for scientists to share analytical workflows and tools with the wider biomedical research community. If you are excited to work in a fast-paced, startup like environment within an institution of higher education in beautiful Santa Cruz, California, we encourage you to apply.
Under direction from the director of the Computation Genomics Platform, the program manager leads a team of technical professionals to develop and maintain bioinformatics tools. The incumbent collaborates with principal investigators, program managers, and administrative staff to achieve objectives. They provide direction to staff according to established policies and management guidance, administer policies that affect subordinate staff, recommend changes to department policies and practices when necessary, identify risks and respond accordingly, set priorities for their team, and analyze and adjust workflow for optimal performance.
APPOINTMENT INFORMATION Salary Information: Salary Range: $100,300 - $118,000/annually. 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: 40 Days of the Week: Mon-Fri Shift Includes: Day
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
Supervises the activities of a professional staff, with responsibility for meeting project goals, objectives, timelines and budgets. Participates in the selection, development and evaluation of personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function. Recommends salary actions, terminations, and performance ratings. Administers location policies that directly affect subordinate employees and their assignments. Aligns technical work with skills and goals of individual employees, and completes thorough reviews of staff members' performance.
35% - Project Management:
Supervises implementation of informatics methods and systems in support of new and ongoing programming activity in the areas of data collection, computational pipelines, storage and access, statistical methods, evaluation, data visualization, and interactive web displays. Monitors overall progress of project and ensures deliverables are completed as required by project timelines and grant commitments.
15% - Program Development:
Supervises bioinformatics program development. Prepares and presents project proposals to management and others. Supports grant based projects and aligns deliverables with grant commitments. Monitors spending and budget allocation during project lifecycle.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training with an emphasis in computer science, data processing, computer information systems, or in a related field.
Demonstrated ability to lead a technical staff of IT and / or scientific personnel, including projects performed by multiple developers;
Solid knowledge of applications programming, web development, data security, operating systems, relational databases, and data structures in an open source environment.
Demonstrated knowledge of principles of personnel management and conflict resolution.
Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
Knowledge of human resources policies and procedures relating to management responsibilities.
Demonstrated experience developing, deploying and managing web portals.
Project management experience in a biomedical, research, or software development organization.
Demonstrated quantitative and analytical abilities.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to work cooperatively and effectively with others at various levels in the organization, including senior project leadership.
Knowledge of modern biology or applicable field of research.
Experience with and knowledge of bioinformatics methods, bioinformatics applications programming.
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
SAFETY STATEMENT All UCSC employees must know and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
EEO/AA The University of California 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, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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.
The University of California 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, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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