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The mission of the UCSD Center for Epigenomics is to develop a quantitative and molecular framework to study the function and regulation of the human genome, with the ultimate goal to understand the molecular basis of cancer and other human diseases. Epigenomics is at the forefront of Precision Medicine. The epigenome, a term referring to the state of DNA methylation and the covalent modifications of histone proteins in a cell, plays a central role in regulating the functional output of the genome during development. Changes in the epigenome that result from exposure to stress, pathogenic conditions and during aging can determine the patterns of gene expression and predispose an individual to diseases. Epigenome research promises to significantly improve our understanding of the factors that drive human development and disease. The UCSD Center for Epigenomics will work with researchers on the UCSD campus and beyond to foster the application of epigenomic concepts and technologies to clinical, translational, and basic research.
Under the direction of the Associate Director of Research, the incumbent will help in implementing, running, customizing, and optimizing data analysis pipelines for genomic and epigenomic assays such as single cell RNA-seq and single cell ATAC-seq. The incumbent will help to perform integrative data analysis and assist to prepare results for oral presentation, scientific publications, and grant applications.
Four (4) years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor's degree in biological science, computational/programming, or related area.
Ability to communicate technical information in a clear and concise manner. Experience with science outreach, teaching, and websites (e.g. Wordpress) a plus.
Self-motivated, able to learn quickly, meet deadlines and demonstrate problem solving skills. Ability to effectively prioritize workload and meet deadlines despite interruptions and competing demands.
Basic knowledge in genomics, biostatistics, molecular biology, and/or genetics.
Basic knowledge in statistics and programming languages such as Python, Perl, R, and Bash. Proficiency in commonly used tools for NGS analysis and visualization such as STAR, HOMER, Rshiny, etc. Proficiency in running analysis on an HPC. Proficiency with relational databases and programming languages used in the development of web-based MIS systems is a plus e.g. SQL Server, HTML).
Basic knowledge of bioinformatics methods and data structures.
Basic knowledge of applications programming and web development.
Basic knowledge of databases.
Basic project management skills. Excellent organizational, problem solving, and analytical skills, and attention to detail.
Basic knowledge of modern biology and applicable field of research.
Interpersonal skills in order to work with both technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization.
Basic knowledge of application and data security concepts.
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