Bioinformatics Engineer

Employer
UCLA Health
Location
90095, Los Angeles
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 24, 2021
Discipline
Engineering
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Responsibilities

As a Bioinformatics Engineer, you will be part of a team of molecular biologists, medical geneticists, and bioinformaticians working together to analyze new and archival clinical cases using high throughput sequencing. As one of a newer team of software engineers, you will have the unique opportunity to design new in-house infrastructure for the UCLA Molecular Diagnostics Laboratories at the Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine.

Qualifications

  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Molecular Biology, or a related discipline or equivalent work experience
  • 3+ years’ experience or strong aptitude for software design and engineering
  • Expertise with command-line tools on Linux batch systems and cloud compute
  • Advanced skills in Python or R with attention to documentation and style
  • Familiarity with version control using git and continuous integration platforms
  • Familiarity with workflow specification (CWL/Nextflow) and executors (Toil/Snakemake)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to interact with both biologists and coders

UCLA 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, or protected Veteran status.

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