University of Southern California Systems Programmer in Los Angeles, California

Systems ProgrammerApplyCenter for Genetic EpidemiologyLos Angeles, California

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

Salary Range:$30.76-$38.46/hr

Work Schedule:37.5 hrs/wk, full-time

The Systems Programmer will be responsible for the design, development, and maintenance of computer tracking systems for large datasets, including managing data from a biospecimen repository (blood components, urine and DNA) collected from MEC participants for use in both MEC and collaborative projects.

Specifically, this person will:

  • participate in the development of the infrastructure for storing and managing the vast amounts of genetic data from GWAS and sequencing projects

  • participate in developing informatics tools for utilizing this genetic resource, linking it with non-genetic, covariate data, and creating data sets for statistical analysis

  • provide the programming necessary for the daily maintenance of the biorepository tracking system to account for disbursements of biospecimens and quality control measures

  • identify cancer cases and matched controls for biospecimen studies from consortium and pooling projects and create the list of specimens to be retrieved from storage

  • produce laboratory ID labels for use by the lab technicians in the processing of samples and maintain the linkage files associated with different laboratory IDs used for security purposes.

  • maintain the MEC tracking system for the Los Angeles sub-cohort participants

  • provide data for linkages between the cohort and files of the SEER Cancer Registry in Los Angeles, the statewide California Tumor Registry, the state death file, and the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development hospital discharge database

  • examine and process the linked records that are returned from data linkages

This position is grant funded, fixed-term.

The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined work experience and education as equivalent

Minimum Experience: 1 year, Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience

Minimum Field of Expertise: Sound knowledge of programming and documentation procedures, programming methods, program flow charts and operator instructions. Knowledge of one or more appropriate computer languages.

REQ20046140 Posted Date: 06/19/2017 - Thru date - 12/19/2017