Specialist (Programmer/Analyst) Shoichet and Irwin Laboratory University of California, San Francisco
The Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry seeks candidates for a Programmer/Analyst position in the Shoichet and Irwin laboratories. This position will be hired at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Specialist level dependent upon the applicant’s experience. Our research seeks to bring chemical reagents to biology, combining computation and experiment. In a protein-centric approach, molecular docking, the lab discovers new ligands that complement protein structures. Using a ligand-centric approach, the lab also discovers new targets for known drugs and reagents. A focus for both is the discovery of reagents to modulate G-Protein Coupled Receptors (GPCRs).
This is a research position for computer scientists. The applicant is expected to be able to work independently and possess the ability to troubleshoot experiments when they don’t work. In addition, the applicant must possess the ability to analyze their data and clearly communicate their research techniques and results in written and oral formats suitable for publication. Specific activities associated with the position include, but are not limited to, the following:
Proficiency in python, java and C# (or equivalent)
Database and API design
Assistant or Associate Specialist: A minimum of a Master’s degree (or equivalent degree) in Computer Science (or related field) OR five to ten years of relevant experience.
Full Specialist: A minimum of a terminal degree (or equivalent degree) in Computer Science (or related field) OR at least 10 years of relevant experience.
Experience with Android Development (minimum 2 years) and Java (minimum 4 years).
Experience with developing large and complex web-based and cloud-based software projects
Experience with Web Services APIs
Experience with Relational Databases, SQL (PostgreSQL, MySQL) and related technologies (SQLAlchemy, Hibernate)
Working experience with Git, Github
Experience with Unix/Linux environments
Working experience Agile and Scrum Software Development methodologies
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent written and verbal presentation skills
Salary and rank will be commensurate with the applicant’s experience and training.
UCSF seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment of diversity and excellence.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.
Applicants must submit a cover letter and a curriculum vitae. Please apply online and submit these documents along with the contact information for two references to: https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/JPF03010.
Internal Number: JPF03010
About University of California, San Francisco
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and high-quality patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.