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Positions


Open Positions

Postdoctoral position in genome data science

This position is about the development of integrative analysis methods for multidimensional data sets from a variety of next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies and their implementation in form of R/Bioconductor packages. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: (I) Ph.D. and/or postdoctoral training in an area related to computational biology, biostatistics and genome biology. (II) Several years of experience with R/Bioconductor package development including programming in C/C++. (III) High-level of proficiency in analyzing NGS data, including RNA-Seq, ChIP-Seq, Methyl-Seq, VAR-Seq, etc. (IV) Strong publication record. OTHER HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE: (i) Data analysis programming environments for reproducible research. (ii) Parallelization of data analysis tasks on computer clusters. (iii) Experience with Python, database and web service development is also a plus. To apply for this position, please email your CV, statement of research interests and names of at least three references to Thomas Girke (thomas.girke@ucr.edu).

Web Application Programmer

Development of web services for data science research applications that will be deployed in the cloud using Amazon Web Services (AWS) and/or Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Includes design of relational databases, big data processing on Linux-based high-performance computing (HPC) systems and web development with Django/Python. Position is tightly integrated into a large team of researchers working in diverse areas. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: At least 3 years of professional experience in the following areas: (a) programming in Python, JavaScript and related technologies, such as HTML and CSS; (b) programming under Linux OSs including bash programming; (c) web service development under Django and/or similar web development platforms; (d) social coding and version control system such as GitHub. OTHER ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 2 years of professional experience with (a) open source SQL databases such as PostgreSQL; (b) cloud platforms including Amazon Web Services (AWS) and/or Google Cloud Platform (GCP); (c) configuration and administration of web servers using Apache or similar. To apply for this position, please follow the instructions on iRecruit here.

Additional information

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Filled Positions

Postdoctoral position in comparative genomics

This position requires several years of experience in computational biology, statistics, database design and data mining with strong publications records in several of these areas. The candidate should be proficient in at least one of the common programming languages that are used in bioinformatics: C, Python, Java, Perl or R. Experience with web and database programming is also beneficial. To apply for this position, please email your CV and a statement of research interests to thomas.girke@ucr.edu.

Postdoctoral position in cheminformatics

This position requires experience in computational chemistry, drug-informatics, QSAR/phramacophore modeling and data mining with strong publications records in several of these areas. The candidate should be proficient in at least one of the common programming languages that are used in cheminformatics: C, Python, Java, Perl or R. Experience with web and database programming is also beneficial. To apply for this position, please email your CV and a statement of research interests to thomas.girke@ucr.edu.

Graduate student positions

New graduate student positions may become available depending on funding throughout the year. Interested students want to inquire by email about potential openings and rotation projects.

Undergraduate research positions

Several postions are available for undergraduate students who are interested in participating in challenging genome data science projects in various research areas in biology and drug discovery. The required skills are experience with data analysis programming languages such as R, Python and C++. Experience with open-source databases (MySQL/PostgreSQL) and web programming is also a plus. The minimum time commitment is 15-20h per week for a period of at least 18 months. Full-time employment during the summer break is possible. To apply for these positions, please email your CV with a detailed outline of your computational skills to thomas.girke@ucr.edu.