Temporary Full-time, Paid, Computational Staff Research Associate 2, Genomics

November 19, 2021

Fri., Oct. 8

The Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI)

Position Description
The Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI), a partnership between the University of California, Berkeley and the University of California, San Francisco, is seeking a Computational Staff Research Associate who will contribute to their commitment to excellence, diversity, and inclusion in academia. The IGI is also interested in individuals who may have had non-traditional career paths, taken time off for family/personal reasons, or excelled in careers outside academia.

Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting Whole-Genome Sequencing (WGS) data analysis and molecular surveillance of SARS-CoV-2
  • Executing bioinformatics pipelines for COVID WGS analysis and report results
  • Organizing and managing large sets of sequencing data and review and submit genomic data to the relevant public genomic databases
  • Updating data visualizations for genomic surveillance activities
  • Working with epidemiologists to provide molecular epidemiology support for NGS surveillance activities for SARS-CoV-2

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s in a related field or equivalent training/experience
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s in biology, bioinformatics, computer science, or genetics, microbiology, molecular biology with programming experience a plus
  • Experience working in a UNIX/LINUX server environment
  • Experience writing shell scripts or willingness to learn
  • Experience with at least one scripting/programming language (e.g., Python, Perl, R, C++, Java) and willingness to learn new languages, if necessary
  • Experience with or knowledge of submitting genomic data to NCBI databases a plus
  • Familiarity with Auger, NextStrain and SARS-CoV-2 web applications (e.g. UShER) a plus
  • Experience with GitHub, AWS or other cloud platform a plus
  • Knowledge of basic statistics a plus

Time Commitment


Use the following site to apply, applicants should submit cover letter and resume as a single attachment.