Job: Bioinformatics Programmer (Statistician) at University of California at San Francisco
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Bioinformatics Programmer III

  • Location: UCSF Mission Bay
  • Department: Psychiatry
  • Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Full Benefits


The Willsey lab specializes in research to define the etiology of childhood neuropsychiatric disorders, especially autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and Tourette syndrome. The Bioinformatics Programmer III will perform efficient analysis of data generated by high-throughput genetics techniques, which is key to understanding the genetics and neurobiology underlying these disorders. The successful applicant will work with PhD and postdoctoral-level bioinformaticians to further this research and support the computing needs of the laboratory. While experience in biology, genetics, and/or statistics would be a great asset, we are especially keen to hire an individual who is highly motivated and capable of working both independently and as part of a team. 


The UCSF Department of Psychiatry is among the nation's foremost resources in the field of child, adolescent and adult mental health. Psychiatry faculty members are recognized for their leadership roles in state-of-the-art, comprehensive and compassionate patient care, pioneering research, excellence in training the next generation of leaders, advancing public policy to advance mental health, and commitment to diversity.


The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.

  • MS in Computer Science/Biological Sciences, Statistics, or equivalent
  • Prior systems administration with UNIX/Linux
  • Proven record of excelling in a large team environment (15 plus individuals) but still possess an independent work ethic
  • Proficient at Python and/or Perl programming
  • Proficient at R programming
  • Experience C/C++, Java, html, PHP, SQL programming
  • Familiarity with statistical analysis
  • Proven ability to work within a team to accomplish specific goals at specified times
  • Outstanding job references
  • Demonstrates excellent attendance and professionalism
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Interested in learning about genetics
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to pick up new techniques quickly
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • PhD in Computer Science/Statistics/Biological Sciences, or equivalent
  • Background in biological data processing, especially in human genetics
  • Experience with high performance clusters

The University of California San Francisco 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, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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