This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 10/03/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 10/13/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
This position will work a hybrid schedule which includes a combination of working both onsite on Campus and remote.
Placement within the range is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).
UCSD Department of Psychiatry is one of the most innovative and productive academic departments in the country, offering challenging career opportunities in the diverse areas of advanced educational programs, cutting-edge research, and state-of-the-art clinical services. The department is committed to offering a dynamic learning environment and growing opportunities to its talented and dedicated employees.
Under general supervision, the incumbent will be working as a Bioinformatics Programmer 2 performing research in psychiatric genetics in humans and across species (rats, mice, zebrafish etc.) within the Department of Psychiatry. The primary focus area of this position is within a National Institute of Health project aimed at developing tools for cross-species translation. The applicant will also be involved in large-scale genetic studies aimed at elucidating the genetic basis of psychiatric disorders. The incumbent will perform genetic analyses of complex traits, build systems for data organization, design computational pipelines for genetic analyses, and develop tools for genomics research.
This includes pipelines based on the established computations workflow, using Bash scripting and software such as PLINK, GCTA, LDSC, PRS-CS/PRSice/LDPred, PrediXcan, GEMMA, SAIGE and network analyses; performing routine quality control for data inputs and analysis outputs, assisting with data organization and backup. The incumbent will also participate in discussion and planning meetings, study existing research and suggest approaches for building developing tools for cross-species genomic integration and conducting large scale genetic analyses of complex traits and write sections on data analysis for the manuscripts, progress reports and proposals. Additional responsibility will include developing new pipelines, which require selecting software and testing different computational approaches. The successful applicant will have exceptional written and verbal communication, will carefully document their work and annotate their code. Excellent organization skills are required in order to work as part of a team.
Six (6) years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor's degree in related area plus two (2) years of related experience/training.
Working knowledge of bioinformatics methods and data structures.
Working knowledge of applications programming and web development.
Working knowledge of databases.
Working project management skills.
Working knowledge of modern biology.
Effective interpersonal skills in order to work with both technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization.
Working knowledge of application and data security concepts.
Demonstrated experience in handling big data sets.
Experience in programming languages, including R, Python, and Bash script.
Demonstrated knowledge of Linux-based workflow development, including Bash scripting, High Performance Computing, cloud technologies such as Amazon EC2.
Experience performing genetic analyses using software such as TWAS/PrediXcan, PRS-CS/PRSice/LDPred, LDSC, PLINK, GCTA.
Experience performing routine quality control for genetic data using statistical analysis with software such as Plink.
Experience to study existing research and suggest approaches for building developing tools for cross-species genomic integration and conducting large scale genetic analyses of complex traits.
Proven ability to effectively manage time and see assigned parts of projects through to completion on deadline. Demonstrated experience in using software revision control systems (e.g. GIT). Proven ability to carefully document the work and annotate the code.
Strong communication skills. Ability to communicate technical information in a clear and
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