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Comprising diverse researchers from a variety of disciplines across academic divisions, the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute leads UC Santa Cruz's efforts to unlock the world's genomic data and accelerate breakthroughs in health and evolutionary biology. Our platforms, technologies, and scientists unite global communities to create and deploy data-driven, life-saving treatments and innovative environmental and conservation efforts, while addressing the most fundamental societal and policy questions.
The Junior Data Analyst will support the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute in reaching goals and deliverables related to analysis of organoid neural activity data gathered at UC Santa Cruz or at UC San Francisco as part of the collaborative project 'New Architecture for the Human Brain' ('Braingeneers' team). The project merges biological experimentation with big data analysis and inference to gain a deeper understanding of developmental neural activity. The position will be tasked with participating in experimental design which will result in a large amount of complex data. Duties will also involve contributing to the data processing pipeline, the construction of novel approaches for interpreting neural signals, and formally disclosing information to the interdisciplinary team.
The project the candidate will be supporting combines advances in comparative genomics and cerebral organoid models of primate brain development with biocompatible materials, chemical and electrical sensors, microfluidics, and optogenetic control of neuronal activity to learn how brains are made and how to harness the power of neural circuits.
Bachelor's degree in biological or life sciences or engineering, and / or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Training in computational sciences.
Advanced problem solving skills.
Strong familiarity with mathematical modeling of neural neural behavior
Proven experience being a self-starter and being able to take initiative and think creatively and outside of the box, while working independently and across diverse groups.
Position is open until filled. Initial Review Date: 06-03-2019
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site @https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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