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The IRD for this job is: 12-13-2023
ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.
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 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, and the National Health Institute Data Commons project, which is about developing the technology to share and combine controlled access to genomic data across different institutes. 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.
Involves technical acumen for planning, designing, developing, implementing and administering data-based systems that acquire, prepare, store and provide access to data and metadata. Maintains and optimizes systems and migrates data and systems as needed. Ensures integrity and completeness of data and workflow, manages and / or develops data practices, databases and information systems as well as guidelines, dictionaries, registries and / or services. May include interpretation of scientific research data artifacts as well as mediation across science and technology domains and long-term data care. As information architect and data steward, designs systems, data products and / or data production processes while focusing on data curation, data exchange, data security, data integrity and information environments. (Re)evaluates frameworks, strategies, standards and standards-making activities. May involve work with a project-level data repository, a center or an archive.
Budgeted Salary: $90,530 - $105,000/year. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience. Under California law, the University of California, Santa Cruz is required to post a reasonable estimate of the compensation for this role. The salary shown above is the budgeted amount the University reasonably expects to pay and the salary extended should not exceed this posted amount.
Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits
Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week
Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
Shift Includes: Day
Employee Classification: Career appointment
Job End Date: None
Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus
Union Representation: Non-Represented
Job Code Classification: 007199 (DATA SYS ANL 3)
Travel: Never or Rarely
40% - Data and Workflow Management
Utilizes and designs software tools to import moderately complex data and/or bioinformatic workflows from collaborators at external labs into databases.
Designs data models and data dictionaries.
Develops scripts for consistency, accuracy, and repeatability.
Researches relevant problem-domain literature and gives recommendations for algorithms, techniques, and statistical methodologies to develop workflows and conduct data analysis.
Works closely with lab personnel to upload data into databases and/or reformat bioinformatics pipelines into common workflow languages like CWL or WDL.
20% - Project and Technical Leadership
Serves as technical lead on one or more projects. Works with principal investigators, program and project managers, partner institutions, and other senior staff to support project planning and design process. Organizes project activities to achieve deliverables on schedule and within budget constraints.
Independently develops documentation for moderately complex small and medium-size projects.
Mentor other Bioinformatics Systems Analyst staff.
20% - Product Curation
Accurately captures and documents experimental methods at an appropriate technical level.
Assesses the needs of new features based on user feedback.
Advises developers on user features and layouts that emphasize ease of users to understand and find their workflows and data.
Reads relevant scientific papers and incorporates information into descriptions and verification.
Creates and maintains web pages associated with datasets and workflows.
Reviews work of junior staff.
20% - User Support and Outreach
Serves as UCSC contact for direct user support of software products and/or data coordination programs.
Designs training materials such as documentation, exercises, and tutorials covering diverse technical topics.
Presents training material in workshops, webinars, and at scientific conferences.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Experience either in a biomedical lab or with use of genomic sequencing workflows.
Demonstrated knowledge of modern biology and an applicable field of research.
Demonstrated knowledge of bioinformatics methods and data structures.
Demonstrated knowledge of databases.
Demonstrated ability to work with large data sets.
Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Demonstrated leadership skills.
Interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively and diplomatically with both internal and external technical and non-technical personnel at various levels.
Ability to communicate technical information and scientific concepts in a clear and concise manner.
Ability to self-motivate, learn quickly, pay attention to detail and meet deadlines.
Knowledge of applications programming, scripting and web development (UNIX, R, or Python).
Knowledge of common workflow languages like CWL or WDL.
Basic project management skills.
Public speaking experience
Technical writing skills
Teaching or outreach experience, particularly developing and disseminating technical information to be accessible to broad audiences.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
Ability to work long periods of time at a computer with or without accommodation.
The selected candidate will be required to work a hybrid work schedule and must be able to work successfully from a home/remote office and fulfill the requirements of the UCSC telecommuting agreement.
Selected candidate will be required to complete training within established time frames as directed including UC compliance training.
The University of California has implemented a Vaccination Policy covering all employees. Employees, including new hires, are required to comply with any applicable policies relating to the University of California vaccine program.
All UCSC employees must understand 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.
The University of California is an Equal Employment 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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