Jobs at the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute
Ignite your career at the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute: Begin a new job as a software engineer, bioinformatician, computational biologist or data analyst. And when you live and work in Santa Cruz, you’ll enjoy the best of California.
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Work at the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute, and seize the opportunity with the folks who published the human genome to the internet. We’re innovators in computational genomics, bioinformatics, creating software to manage genomic data and using computers to help cure cancer. This, plus all the benefits of working in Santa Cruz at the University of California. Join us! Apply now: jobs.ucsc.edu
Job # 1707668 – Senior Software Engineer, Computational Genomics Lab (CGL)
Job #1808064 – Data Wrangler, Browser for the Human Cell Atlas (HCA) and California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)
Job #1807870 – Quality and User Support Analyst, UCSC Genome Browser
Job #1807868 – Translational Cancer Biologist, Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative
Academic Positions, Including Postdoctoral Scholars and Graduate Students
The UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute invites applications from outstanding scientists for the positions of Research Scientist within the Computational Genomics Lab (CGL), under the direction of Assistant Professor Benedict Paten.
The mission of the Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative of the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute is to defeat every child’s cancer by harnessing and sharing the world’s genomic data. The Treehouse is seeking a postdoc. PhDs interested in a postdoc positions focusing on the genomics of pediatric cancer should email a cover letter and CV to David Haussler.
The Computational Genomics Lab and Computational Genomics Platform group are always looking for talented students pursuing Master’s or PhD degrees and seeking software or tech jobs in Santa Cruz. Information about application deadlines, procedures, and fellowships that are available for graduate students through UC Santa Cruz can be found on the following pages:
Please send a resume and brief cover letter describing your research interests and career goals to David Haussler.
The Stuart Lab Systems Biology Group of the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute seeks a postdoctoral scholar to join us as we take the next steps in predicting the consequences of genetic states on human health. Help develop models to predict the impact of mutations in human cells and tissues; use data-driven approaches to identify and characterize genetic networks, investigate how they’ve evolved, and then use them to simulate and predict cellular behavior.
Passionate about paleo, evolutionary, population or ecological genomics? The Shapiro, Green, and Corbett-Detig labs at UC Santa Cruz are hiring SIX postdoctoral fellows. This cluster hire will bring in a cohort of fellows to collaborate on several projects in the Evolutionary Genomics. Learn more!
Student Jobs: Undergraduate Student Research Jobs in Genomics
Undergraduate Student Research
Seize this rare opportunity, and become an undergraduate assistant for Dr. David Haussler. Apply here.
The Computational Genomics Laboratory (CGL) of the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute offers undergraduate research assistant positions to qualified students. Paid positions, volunteer internships and course credit are available. These undergraduate student research positions at UC Santa Cruz are a fantastic way for students to learn new skills and contribute to the advancement of genomic science. Programming skills are a must.
Please complete the following form. If selected, be prepared to complete a short programming challenge and interview. We will review every applicant, but due to volume we may not be able to respond directly to your application.
All undergraduate research assistants will be required to informally present a very brief update on their accomplishments at the CGL monthly group meeting. It’s a great way to meet other researchers and become familiar with their work. Research assistants receiving course credit will also be required to make an oral or poster presentation at the end of the quarter.
Current UC Santa Cruz undergraduate research assistants will be given preference when offering summer internships to students. We also welcome applications from highly qualified non-UC Santa Cruz students for summer positions.
Working at UC Santa Cruz
Meaningful Work. Plus, You Can Surf At Lunch!
Named as one of the globe’s top 50 universities, UC Santa Cruz is famous for its commitment to undergraduate instruction and its world-class campus facilities.
UC Santa Cruz was ranked as fourth most influential research university in the world in 2016. The finding came after Times High Education analysed the citations in 11.9 million research publications issued from 2011 to 2015.
Our genomics research plays a big part in UC Santa Cruz’s global reach.
Achievements at UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute include the UCSC Genome Browser, the Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative, and UCSC Xena — which visualizes functional genomics data from multiple sources simultaneously.
The UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute is investigating broad-reaching questions and is producing groundbreaking results. We are looking for a diverse group of scientifically rigorous researchers who have a keen interest in the natural world and the possibilities of innovative technology.
Living in Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz residents enjoy the area’s natural beauty and mild climate. Situated on Monterey Bay, a marine sanctuary, Santa Cruz is just 40 minutes from Silicon Valley and surrounded by redwood forests, the Santa Cruz mountains and rich agricultural land.
UC Santa Cruz staff and students appreciate the year-round access to the California outdoor lifestyle. Hiking, mountain biking, surfing and paddling are popular activities here.
More than half of UC Santa Cruz campus is designated as protected natural landscape. Close to lecture halls and libraries, the UC Santa Cruz Natural Reserve is used for environmental studies. For our staff and students, nature is truly an integral aspect of campus life.
Its rich history, lively food and cultural scene, and organic farmers markets make the city a great place to live and work. A short commute to work at UC Santa Cruz means all the more leisure time to enjoy this fabulous corner of California.
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