Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 04:43PM by GenePattern Team
We in the Mesirov Lab at UCSD are looking for a bioinformatics programmer to develop methods for the multi-omic analysis of cancer and other diseases, and to disseminate those methods via Jupyter notebooks and GenePattern
to the worldwide genomics community.
The Department of Medicine is responsible for fulfilling the teaching, research, and clinical missions of the University of California, San Diego and employs 500+ full-time salaried faculty members and 150+ academic appointees. Staff personnel include 800+ staff in 9 bargaining units, students, and volunteers.
There are over 250 clinical faculties practicing at multiple sites and hospitals. Professional fee billings for the department exceed $50 million with collections of over $19 million per year. The total annual budget is approximately $170 million, which includes contract and grant revenues, clinical practice and medical center funds, and other state and private endowment funds.
The Bioinformatics Programmer will work with a multi-disciplinary group to perform data analysis and also to develop new state-of-the-art analysis methods, computational algorithms and software tools to address current challenges in biomedical research. The lab’s primary analysis focus is on the genomics of cancer.
The Bioinformatics Programmer will also work as a member of the team that develops GenePattern Notebook, a software environment based on the Jupyter Notebook and GenePattern platforms, developed to integrate the benefits of reproducible electronic research narratives with a large repository of bioinformatics analysis methods, and to make these available to researchers at all levels of programming experience.
A major component of the GenePattern Notebook project is a collection of notebooks providing analysis workflows for use by the worldwide genomics research community. The Bioinformatics Programmer will develop, test, and publish GenePattern notebooks, and will train others on the programs and software as needed.