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Lead software developer for desktop/cloud bio image analysis pipelines

Company: University of California, Davis - School of Medici
Location: Davis
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

The Department of Physiology & Membrane Biology at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, seeks to hire one Junior Specialist in Dr. Cudmore's lab. This position will undertake interdisciplinary research focusing on developing software tools for the analysis and visualization of biological imaging data. This includes the development of cloud based software tools. We are particularly interested in developing software tools for the analysis of 3D cellular resolution imaging data from cutting-edge fluorescent microscopy experiments.
The incumbent will work under the supervision of Dr. Robert Cudmore and work cooperatively and collegially in a diverse environment. -
Please see the Cudmore lab website: https://cudmorelab.github.io/ and the department website: https://health.ucdavis.edu/physiology/
1. RESEARCH (95% EFFORT) This position requires creative contributions to an active research program developing a range of software tools to analyze, visualize, and provide cloud based computing. A major goal of the research is to improve the overall quality and reproducibility of bio imaging research through increased use of programming best practices including class libraries, unit testing, distribution via containers, and both user and advanced-programming-interface (API) documentation. The Junior Specialist will help to determine research goals for defined projects in regular consultation with the Principal Investigator.
Candidates are expected to be proficient in Python programming and have experience in or a willingness to learn JavaScript. This includes the design, implementation, and maintenance of back-end Python class libraries with an emphasis on data analysis and visualization. In addition, the Junior Specialist will be involved in the creation of cloud computing resources and graphical-user-interfaces (GUIs) using front-end JavaScript.
This position also involves interaction with external collaborators and lab members to assess and address research priorities and needs, and presentation/participation in group meetings. This position will allow significant involvement in publishable research activities including reviewing journal articles and engaging in discussions on research and the interpretation of research results. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work both independently and as part of a team in a growing and nurturing research environment. -
2. UNIVERSITY AND PUBLIC SERVICE (5% EFFORT) The Junior Specialist may be expected to provide mentorship to undergraduate research assistants that rotate through the lab. They will be expected to participate and contribute to laboratory and group meetings, and other activities, as applicable. -

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Neurobiology, Cell Biology, or related discipline (degree must be awarded before start date)
  • Experience in programming with Python
  • Skills to design and implement algorithms, data structures, and user interfaces
  • Knowledge of or experience with best programming practices including user and code documentation, unit testing, and distribution (for example Github, continuous integration, and containers)
    • Prior experience in front-end web development using JavaScript.
    • Prior experience or interest in neuroscience imaging research including fluorescent laser-scanning microscopy. -
      HOW TO APPLY To apply, please go to the following link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF04989.
      Qualified applicants must submit:
      • Cover letter detailing your specific qualifications for this position
      • CV - Including relevant work, research, and project experience
      • Contact information for 3 references -
        This position will remain open until filled.
        CAMPUS INFORMATIONUC Davis is a smoke and tobacco-free campus (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/).
        We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals' with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: -http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct
        Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UC Davis positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available at: -http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify
        The University of California, Davis (UC Davis) is committed to inclusive excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. UC Davis celebrates the multi-cultural diversity of its community by creating a welcoming and inclusive environment demonstrated through a variety of resources and programs available to academics, staff, and students. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values of UC Davis that are embedded within our -Principles of Community -and are tied with how to best serve our student population. Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can best be fully realized by members of our academic community who share our commitment to these values, which are included in our -Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Vision, our strategic plan: -"To Boldly Go," -our Principles of Community, the -Office of Academic Affairs' Mission Statement, -and the -UC Board of Regents Policy 4400: Policy on University of California Diversity Statement. -UC Davis is making important progress towards our goal of achieving federal designation as a -Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving Institution. -The -Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion -offers a plethora of resources on their website, and the -Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (HEDI) -has outlined similar goals in their Anti-Racism and DEI Action Plan." There are a plethora of links available on the -About Us -webpage where you can learn more about our Administration, Diversity and Inclusion, Rankings, Locations, Native American Land Acknowledgement, Sustainability, Visiting UC Davis, UC Davis Health, and Campus Safety.
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        As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California -SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for applicable deadlines. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.
        JOB LOCATIONDavis, CA

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