Data Broker @ University of California Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz, CA

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4 months ago

Data Broker

University of California Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz, CA

Data Broker

Santa Cruz
Job ID: 29741

UC Vaccination Policy: With limited exceptions, COVID-19 vaccinations are required for Covered Individuals under the Policy. Covered Individuals include all employees, students, or trainees who physically access a University facility or program in connection with their employment, appointment, or education/training.

Covered Individuals do NOT include employees who work 100% remotely with NO expectation that they will physically access any University location or program at ANY time. If 100% remote work ends, the employee is subject to Policy.


UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.


UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit.

The IRD for this job is: 01-31-2022


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. The Genomics Institute involves approximately 90 personnel, participating in projects supported by funds from the federal and state governments, private gifts and foundations; in addition the GI provides funding support for approximately 50 additional personnel for GI related projects. 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 Pathogen Genomics team at the GI uses the latest sequence analysis and visualization technologies to facilitate outbreak investigation and research for public health responses. If you are excited to work in a fast-paced, startup-like environment within an institution of higher education in beautiful Santa Cruz, California, we encourage you to apply.

More information can be found at


Applies data and information management concepts, and unit methodologies, policies and procedures to resolve a variety of data and information management issues. Works on data management problems of moderate scope and complexity where analyses of situations or data require a review of a variety of factors.


Salary Information: Salary Range: $28.74 - $35.92/hour. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.

No. of Positions: 4

Benefits Level Eligibility: Mid level benefits

Schedule Information:
  • Full-time, Fixed
  • Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per week
  • Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
  • Shift Includes: Day

Employee Classification: This is a Contract appointment

Job End Date: 10 months from hire date, with possibility of extension

Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus

Union Representation: Non-Represented

Job Code Classification: 007198 (DATA SYS ANL 2)

Travel: Never or Rarely


55% - Data Import and Analysis
  • Utilize software tools to examine moderately complex genomic data, apply knowledge of basic biology to interpret genetic variants, check for consistency, and assist in analysis and interpretation. Document processes used and decisions reached.
  • Develop scripts that help analyze metadata to ensure its consistency and accuracy.

25% - Data Display
  • Create and maintain web pages associated with data sets. Accurately capture and document experimental results and methods at an appropriate technical level. Read relevant scientific papers, and incorporate information into data descriptions and data verification.

20% - External Lab Communication and Relationship Management
  • Apply knowledge of basic biology to interpret genetic variants, and analyze data files from next generation sequencing pipelines.
  • Serve as UCSC contact for one or more external biomedical labs. Establish data agreements and data delivery schedules, educate labs on metadata standards, and assist labs in data and metadata submission. In one-on-one and in small groups, demonstrates bioinformatics tools developed at the Genomics Institute.

  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
  • Knowledge of data management systems, practices and standards.
  • Intermediate knowledge of rules and regulations related to sensitive data.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with others from diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate technical information to technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently.
  • Ability to work as an effective member of a team.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to learn effectively.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to meet deadlines and pay strict attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical skills, including the ability to abstract information requirements from real-world processes to understand information flows in computer systems.
  • Critical thinking skills.

  • Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
  • The University of California has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, covered employees must submit proof of vaccination or have an approved exception or deferral, eight (8) weeks from date of hire.
  • Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here.


All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.


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The University of California is an Equal Employment 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. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.

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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; 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.

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. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.jeid-36e6895dc230274bba2d5ca447d478c7

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