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Department of Pediatrics is one of the largest departments within the UCSD School of Medicine with comprehensive clinical programs, extensive basic science and clinical research, and diverse educational opportunities for students, residents and fellows. The internationally renowned faculty play a major role in medical and graduate student training, providing educational and programmatic offerings that span several disciplines, and provide diversity to meet the interests of a broad spectrum of students and scholars.
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The Bioinformatics Specialist applies computational methods and tools to the analysis of single cell accessible chromatin, transcription factor binding and gene expression data generated in the lab and by collaborators. Contributes to the development of novel analysis methods including (i) integrating single cell accessible chromatin and gene expression profiles, (ii) mapping genetic effects on cell type regulation from single cell data, (iii) mapping changes in cell type regulatory programs in disease states, (iv) determining the role of cell types in complex disease, (v) deriving transcription factor binding profiles from single cell data. Contributes to the development and implementation of novel visualizations of single cell data, genetic variation and disease risk.
Bachelor's Degree in biological science, computational/programming, or related area; and/or equivalent experience/training.
Two (2+) or more years of experience working in bioinformatics or data science in an academic or industry setting.
Demonstrated working knowledge of modern biology and applicable field of research.
Working knowledge of bioinformatics methods and data structures. Knowledge of databases.
Strong knowledge of applications programming and web development.
Demonstrated working knowledge of application and data security concepts.
Strong project management skills.
Excellent ability to communicate technical information in a clear and concise manner. Interpersonal skills to work with both technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization.
Self motivated, able to learn quickly, meet deadlines and demonstrate problem solving skills.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
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