Careers at the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute
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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.
Work in Tech, Software, Research at the UC Santa Cruz
Data Analyst, Treehouse
Job # 1707624
Program Manager, Computational Genomics Lab
Job # 1707596
Senior Bioinformatician, Treehouse
Job # 1707627
Senior Software Engineer, Browser
Job # 1707623
Software Engineer, Browser
Job # 1707600
Postdoctoral Scholars and Graduate Students
Looking for an postdoctoral scholar position in genomics at UC Santa Cruz?
The Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative of the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute is seeking a postdoc. PhDs interested in a postdoc position focusing on the genomics of pediatric cancer should email a cover letter and CV to David Haussler.
The Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department (EEB) at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for the position of Postdoctoral Scholar under the direction of Associate Professor Kathleen Kay under a five-year NSF Dimensions of Biodiversity grant (“Biotic and abiotic drivers of Neotropical plant speciation”). Apply here
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 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.
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.
Does Santa Cruz sounds like a place you’d like to live and work in? Visit our Employment pages for Academic positions or Jobs pages for Staff positions.
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