Careers at the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute

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UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute Jobs

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 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.

Looking for a rewarding job in Santa Cruz? Visit our Employment pages for Academic positions or Jobs pages for Staff positions. 

Software Engineer Jobs

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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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For information or assistance, please contact genomicshr@ucsc.edu.

Staff Positions:
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and Select Hiring Unit = Genomics Institute

Academic Positions:
Physical and Biological Sciences Division or School of Engineering, Humanities, or browse other divisions

Student Positions:
Apply for ER 8016 in the ER system
http://www.careercenter.ucsc.edu/ers/erspub/main.cfm

Exciting Work

Genome Browser
The Genome Browser is not only a cornerstone of bioinformatics but is also a driver of innovation in the field. Our team strives to ensure the highest quality of a persistently expanding wealth of tools for an international user base of researchers as well as to create novel avenues for the sharing, analysis and exploration of a growing world of genomic data.

Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative
The Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative is forging new footholds in the battle against pediatric cancer by establishing a platform for the massive comparison of a growing database of individual children’s cancer genomic data and cross-referencing that with more than 10,000 previously sequenced tumors. Our team collaborates with a large cohort of clinicians to turn this information into targeted treatment for each child’s cancer.

Computational Genomics Lab Jobs
The Computational Genomics lab is composing and standardizing novel computational methods for the efficient storage, secure sharing and an improved accuracy of genomic data. Our team utilize computational and mathematical concepts in the creation of tools to address questions mechanism on the horizons of biology.

Systems Biology Group (Stuart Lab)
The Systems Biology Group is designing and utilizing computational tools to investigate the complex systems relating genetic information and patterns of gene expression at the level of the cell and in the organism as a whole. Our team strives to translate these findings into useful clinical insights, particularly with regards to tumorigenesis and cancer.

Administration
Our Administration team is an integral asset in the pursuit of innovation and effective and rewarding research.

Committed to Diversity
We are committed to involving all people—regardless of race, class, and gender—in our genomics-related research. Learn more


Equal Employment Opportunity

UCSC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
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