Bioinformatics Scientist

Job Summary

Working as part of a multidisciplinary group and under direct supervision, the Bioinformatics Scientist will perform statistical analyses of high throughput genomics data by using and/or adapting existing computational pipelines and algorithms. The Bioinformatics Scientist will learn to write code to process genomic data sets, generate reports, and present the results to

Required Qualifications

•    Bachelor's degree in biological science, computational/programming, or related area and/or equivalent experience/training
•    Basic knowledge of bioinformatics methods and data structures
•    Basic knowledge of modern biology and applicable field of research
•    Basic understanding of molecular genetic principles
•    Proficient in Python and/or R
•    Basic project management skills
•    Ability to communicate technical information in a clear and concise manner
•    Self-motivated, able to learn quickly, meet deadlines and demonstrate problem solving skills
•    Basic consultation and strong communication skills
•    Strong organizational and interpersonal skills for working in a multidiscipline and collaborative team

Preferred Qualifications

•    Basic knowledge of applications programming and web development
•    Basic knowledge of application and data security concepts
•    Basic knowledge of databases
•    Working knowledge of next generation sequencing (NGS) methodologies and applications
•    Previous exposure to Linux/Unix systems
•    Interpersonal skills in order to work with both technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization collaborators. With supervision, s/he will work from standard analysis pipelines and learn to modify code to fit individual projects. S/he will interact closely with Rajkovic lab members and collaborate with other bioinformaticians doing similar work at UCSF and elsewhere.


Send your CV with a cover letter to Dr. Aleksandar Rajkovic at [email protected].