Programmer/Analyst, Senior (15435B)

Date: Posted 06-Oct-2017, Closing 05-Dec-2017 (MST)

Department: Other

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Pay Rate: $60,700 to $115,300

Pay Type: Salary

Benefits: Strong benefit package including retirement and health plan options.

Employment Type: Full Time

Responsible for performing professional Programmer/Analyst assignments, including conducting analysis, maintenance, design conversion and implementation of computer based information systems to meet specified design requirements and specifications.

The USTAR Center for Genetic Discovery ( at the University of Utah seeks a Sr. Programmer/Analyst to help investigate the genetic basis for human disease in large-scale genome sequencing projects. The successful candidate will join a dynamic, growing team of scientists and software developers working to integrate computational genomics into health care. Our team analyzes genome sequences from multiple large-scale genome sequencing projects across a broad range of inherited disorders, including lung and heart disease, familial cancers, inflammatory and immune conditions, metabolic disease, and neurological conditions. We also partner with life science and technology companies to develop novel software tools, diagnostics, and precision therapies based on our research.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with strong computational skills and experience with medical genetics/genomics research to help manage the research and analysis stage of multiple large-scale genome sequencing projects at our center.

University of Utah Job ID# PRN15435B, Human Genetics Department

COMPENSATION: $60,700 to $115,300/year. Strong benefit package including retirement and health plan options.

WORK SCHEDULE: Full-time, 40 hours/week, days.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Investigates standard system applications, prepares analysis of system specifications and program coding. Translates detailed design specifications into computer program instructions, debugs routine programs, conducts systems test data, prepares diagrams and over-all flow charts, prepares statements of programs objectives and associated documentation. Conducts programming tasks including data manipulation, input and output routines reflecting a variety of equipment configurations. Coordinates the interfaces between major systems and programs. Responsible for Web design, maintenance and updates. Prepares cost analysis and justification of data processing systems. Presents recommendations to management. Recommends system software modifications or changes to hardware configurations.Career level.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors degree in Computer Science, a related field or equivalent experience. 5-8 years of experience.



PhD and previous research experience in molecular/medical genetics or related field (strongly preferred) Previous experience with NGS data, scripting, statistics, and a basic understanding of the probability and statistics associated with NGS data analysis  Ability to work with large datasets in a variety of settings including the use of both web based and command line tools in a Linux environment  Strong computational and computer programming skills such as Linux command-line power tools, Perl/Python scripting, R/ggplot2, HPC job schedulers (SLURM, SGE etc) Prior experience with large-scale data management and project management Collaborative " able to work interactively on projects with a variety of researchers, software developers, and medical professionals to enable discovery of disease-causing genetic variants Articulate " able to discuss research design and results effectively with clinical, research and technical teams

The successful candidate will: Help develop and implement a research strategy for a wide variety of genomics projects in collaboration with faculty investigators. Analyze genomic data using command-line and web-based computational tools to discover the genetic basis for disease. Collaborate with clinicians, software developers, and analysts across multiple academic departments and initiatives to ensure efficient project completion and rigorous research outcomes.



EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), for further information or to request an accommodation. The University of Utah is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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