[PHILIPPINE VIROME DATABASE]

(1) Senior Software Developer – SG 18 (Contract of Services)

The senior software developer will work with a team of junior software developers on a web-based application that will be used by scientists and researchers throughout the Philippines. The projected date of completion is January 2023.

Qualifications:

The primary role of the senior software developer is to lead a team of junior developers towards the development of the application. The project is a ReactJS web application that consumes a Python-based Web API, with Keycloak as the authentication server. The application will be deployed on a Kubernetes cluster. Apart from the technologies mentioned above, the applicant must be willing to coordinate with the systems analyst and the data engineer on requirements gathering, system and software design, data modeling, testing and verification, and documentation writing.
Specifically, the candidate must have the following qualifications:

  • Must be experienced with using Python for server-side web API development.
    Experience with asynchronous programming and OpenAPI is a plus.
  • Expertise on MongoDB database design and development is required. Asynchronous MongoDB programming with Python is a plus.
  • Experience with TailwindCSS is not required, but must be knowledgeable on CSS.
  • Has experience in Javascript and Javascript frameworks, preferably ReactJS.
    Knowledge with deploying React applications is a plus.
  • Must be experienced with implementing authentication with OAuth 2.0 and OpenID Connect. Experience with Keycloak is a plus.
  • Must also be knowledgeable with building and running Docker containers. Experience with Kubernetes is preferred.
  • Must be familiar with Figma, and must be knowledgeable with transforming User Interface mockups into actual user interfaces.
  • Experienced with continuous integration and repository management with Gitlab.
  • Experienced in requirements analysis, data modeling, software design, and documentation writing.
  • Must also be familiar with documentation tools including Markdown and LaTeX.
    Knowledge in Microsoft Office and Google docs is also a plus.
  • Knowledge in biology/bioinformatics concepts is not required but it is also a plus.
  • Preferably a college graduate.

All positions are a non-permanent status. Instructions to interested applicants:

  • View pgc.up.edu.ph to familiarize with the office.
  • Please address your letter of application to:

Dr. Jan Michael Yap, Program Director, Core Facility for Bioinformatics, Philippine Genome Center

University of the Philippines Diliman Campus, Quezon City

    • Include Transcript of grades/TCG.
    • In your CV/Resume, please indicate your Taxpayer’s Identification Number (TIN).
    • Please list reference/s with their contact details (email and phone numbers).
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO [email protected] and CC [email protected] 
with Subject: PGC PVD [POSITION] Application
[ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT]

(1) Project Development Officer II – SG 15 (Contract of Services)

The PDO II will serve as the System/I.T. Administrator under PGC’s Project Management Coordination (PMC) and is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of all ICT equipment and peripherals of the Philippine Genome Center. S/he is in charge of ensuring optimal use of available ICT resources as well as in maintaining inventory and procurement of needed ICT tools and equipment units of PGC. 

S/he is expected to:

  • Provide technical support for IT issues encountered by PGC personnel.
  • Setup, maintain and manage office and laboratory IT network and security.
  • Administer workstations, network printers, phones, routers, switches, and other IT-related equipment in PGC offices and core laboratories.
  • Work with the Building Administrator and Security Officers in maintaining the overall security of the PGC building.
  • Initiate and implement ICT policies within the PGC as well as ensure compliance with the University’s ICT policies.
  • Coordinate with pertinent agencies within and outside the University on general IT matters.
  • Perform other duties as may be required by the Executive Director.

Requirements:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • College graduate with an IT/computer or any related degree 
  • Excellent teamwork skills and ability to work in cross-functional teams

All positions are of a non-permanent status. Instructions to interested applicants:

  • View pgc.up.edu.ph to familiarize yourself with the office.
  • Please address your letter of application to:

Dr. Jan Michael Yap, Program Director, Core Facility for Bioinformatics, Philippine Genome Center

University of the Philippines Diliman Campus, Quezon City

    • Include Transcript of grades/TCG.
    • In your CV/Resume, please indicate your Taxpayer’s Identification Number (TIN).
    • Please list reference/s with their contact details (email and phone numbers).
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO [email protected] and CC [email protected] 
with Subject: PGC PMC [POSITION] Application

Senior Research Assistant – SG 9 (Contract of Services)

Project: Genomic and Clinical Characterization of an Emerging SARS-CoV-2 Variant P.3 in the Philippines | Duration: September 2022 to September 2023 (12 months)

The Senior Research Assistant is mainly responsible for assisting in scheduling and conduct of interviews and patient follow-up for participants in the Immuno-Genomic Surveillance program project on SARS-CoV-2 Variant P.3. They are also responsible for coordinating with the DOH Epidemiology Bureau for patient recruitment, acquiring consent, and consolidating pertinent clinical data for use in the study.

S/he is expected to:

  • Coordinate with the DOH Epidemiology Bureau with regard to patient recruitment and enrollment into the study
  • Organize and consolidate necessary patient information from relevant databases under the jurisdiction of the DOH Epidemiology Bureau
  • Perform basic data analysis and cleaning up of information obtained in the study
  • Assist in writing reports and summaries of clinical data generated from the study for submission to the DOH Epidemiology Bureau as part of information sharing and reporting
  • Contact and schedule follow-up appointments of participants in the study at scheduled intervals
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned

Qualifications:

Education: College graduate
Training: Previous experience with primary health care or public health is a plus
Experience: At least 1 year of experience in employment in a related field
Competency: Independence and Diligence, Organizational Commitment, Integrity, Quality, Service Focus, Teamwork, Stewardship of Resources, Effective Communication, Self-Development and Learning, Computer Literacy

Other Qualifications

  • Proficient in Cebuano or Hiligaynon is a must
  • Should be fully vaccinated prior to deployment in the field
  • Ability to work confidently and successfully under minimal supervision
  • Knowledge of various software applications, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other relevant computer programs and software.
  • Exceptional writing, organization, analysis, and research abilities, effective communication skills

All positions are of a non-permanent status. Interested applicants may send the following requirements to [email protected] and cc [email protected]

    • In your CV/Resume, please indicate your Taxpayer’s Identification Number (TIN).
    • Please list reference/s with their contact details (email and phone numbers).
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO [email protected] and cc [email protected]
with Subject: PGC [POSITION] Application

Junior ICT Assistant (Laboratory Technician) – SG 10 (Contract of Services)

To be assigned at the DNA Sequencing Core Facility (DSCF)

S/he is expected to:

  • Adhere to the set standard operating procedures in rendering technical services;
  • Maintain inventory of laboratory supplies and reagents to ensure unnecessary interruption in rendering technical services;
  • Ensure timely and accurate entries in the DSCF client database;
  • Support the PCO and employ best practices in maintaining the cleanliness of laboratory premises through proper waste disposal
  • Perform other tasks that may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications:

Education: College graduate
Experience: At least 1 year of experience in employment in a related field
Competency: Independence and Diligence, Organizational Commitment, Integrity, Quality, Service Focus, Teamwork, Stewardship of Resources, Effective Communication, Self-Development and Learning, Computer Literacy

Other Qualifications

  • Should be fully vaccinated prior to deployment in the field
  • Ability to work confidently and successfully under minimal supervision
  • Knowledge of various software applications, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other relevant computer programs and software;
  • Exceptional writing, organization, analysis, and research abilities, effective communication skills

All positions are of a non-permanent status. Interested applicants may send the following requirements to [email protected]

    • In your CV/Resume, please indicate your Taxpayer’s Identification Number (TIN).
    • Please list reference/s with their contact details (email and phone numbers).
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO [email protected]
with Subject: PGC DSCF [POSITION] Application

University Researcher I (Item no. UNIR1-17-2021) – SG-16

Job Description:

  • Provide technical support for IT issues encountered by PGC personnel.
  • Set up, maintain, and manage office and laboratory IT network and security.
  • Administer workstations, network printers, phones, routers, switches, and other IT-related equipment in PGC offices and core laboratories.
  • Work with the Building Administrator and Security Officers in maintaining the overall security of the PGC building.
  • Initiate and implement ICT policies within the PGC as well as ensure compliance with the University’s ICT policies.
  • Coordinate with pertinent agencies within and outside the University on general IT matters.
  • Perform other duties as may require by the Executive Director

Qualifications:

Education:
1. MA or MS degree; or
2. AB or BS degree plus 18 units of graduate work completed
3. AB or BS degree

Experience: 
1. None required; or
2. 2 years of experience in mid-level research operations, or as University Research Associate I or II; or
3. 5 years of experience in mid-level research operations, or as a University Research Associate I or II

Preference

  • At least BS graduate of any related fields in the life sciences and/or computation
  • With at least 1 year of experience in service-oriented and/or research-oriented bioinformatics activities in a reputable genomics and/or bioinformatics institution
  • Knowledgeable or has experience working with high-performance computing systems, computer security, relational and non-relational databases, data modeling, data visualization, and machine learning
  • With experience in full stack development, containerization, and orchestration
  • Experience in IT administration is a plus
  • Experience in genomic biosurveillance-related endeavors is a plus
  • With excellent scientific and technical writing skills
  • With good interpersonal and intrapersonal communication skills

Interested and qualified applicants should signify their interest in writing. Attach the following documents to the application letter and submit through email at [email protected]:

Required Documents:
1. Letter of application addressed to Prof. Ariel S. Betan
2. CS Form No. 212 Revised 2017: Personal Data Sheet (PDS) and Work Experience Sheet
3. Photocopy of Scholastic Record/Academic Record such as diploma and transcript of records (TOR)
4. Original copies or certified true copies of Certificates of Employment, Contracts, Appointments, or Service Record
5. Other required documents as specified in the Preference
Supplemental Documents (if any):
6. Photocopy of Training Certificates or Learning and Development Interventions
7. Photocopy of certificate of eligibility/rating/license
8. Performance Ratings or Certificate of Performance for the last two (2) rating periods (i.e. January to June 2022 and July to December 2021) with at least Very Satisfactory ratings or its equivalent
9. Certificate/s of Awards/Citation/Commendation

Note:
1) Applicants with incomplete Required Documents shall not be considered to be included in the list of qualified candidates.
2) Submission of Supplemental Documents is encouraged.
3) Late submission shall not be accepted.
4) Submission should only be made through email ([email protected]). Walk-in applicants will not be entertained as of this time to secure the health and safety of
the applicants and the employees.

University Research Associate I – Pollution Control Officer (Item no. UNIRA1-152-1998) – SG-12

Job Description

  1. Head PGC’s pollution control committee (composed of lab representatives who are assigned to waste management of the specific lab) and convene meetings related to pollution control matters
  2. Assist in the laboratory operations and activities of the Clinical Genomics Laboratory
  3. Monitor and ensure documentation of all wastes in PGC
  4. Coordinate with the Building Engineer and maintenance team on building matters relevant to pollution control such as maintenance and assignment of new temporary waste holding areas, etc.
  5. Together with the Managing Head, ensure compliance with the requirements of PD1586, RA 6969, RA 8749, RA 9003, and RA 9275, their respective implementing rules, and regulations (IRRs), and other pertinent rules and regulations
  6. Identify significant environmental aspects and impacts of the establishment & operational activities and recommend possible mitigating measures in the formulation/preparation and/or review of the Environmental Management Plan and Contingency Plan
  7. Attend to all permitting and registration requirements of the establishment prior to the construction, installation, or operation of pollution sources and control facilities
  8. Ensure the proper performance, operation, and maintenance of environmental
    management facilities, systems, or programs of the establishment
  9. Promptly submit CMRs and SMRs, duly accomplished and signed by the PCOs,
    approved and certified correct by the Managing Head, and notarized
  10. Attend, as duly authorized representative of the establishment, technical conferences, hearings, and meetings especially on matters pertaining to pollution cases of the establishment where he/she is employed
  11. As a liaison officer to EMB, keep himself/herself abreast with the requirements of the Department
  12. Coordinate regulatory programs and activities with the city/provincial/municipal governments (if applicable)
  13. Initiate and intensify environmental management activities including awareness campaigns within their organization
  14. Participate in multi-partite monitoring team activities and meetings, where applicable
  15. Perform other tasks of the PCO as stipulated in DENR AO 2014-02 and other relevant and subsequent implementing rules and regulations.
  16. Perform other tasks that may be assigned from time to time

CSC Qualification Standards
Education: AB or BS degree relevant to the nature of the work in the position
Experience: None required
Training: None required
Eligibility: QS Satisfied
Performance: None required

Other Qualifications
 Graduate of BS Biology, Biochemistry, or any medical science and allied health
 Has undergone/completed Pollution Control Officer (PCO) training within 2 years
 Previous PCO experience on coordinating activities, ensuring compliance to DENR’s
regulatory requirements and training staff from several sections of a facility is
preferable
 Experience working in a clinical laboratory or research facility is a plus
 With good interpersonal and intrapersonal communication skills

Interested and qualified applicants should signify their interest in writing. Attach the following documents to the application letter and submit through email at [email protected]:

Required Documents:
1. Letter of application addressed to Prof. Ariel S. Betan
2. CS Form No. 212 Revised 2017: Personal Data Sheet (PDS) and Work Experience Sheet
3. Photocopy of Scholastic Record/Academic Record such as diploma and transcript of records (TOR)
Supplemental Documents (if any):
4. Original copies or certified true copies of Certificates of Employment, Contracts, Appointments, Office Orders or Service Record
5. Photocopy of Training Certificates or Learning and Development Interventions
6. Photocopy of certificate of eligibility/rating/license
7. Performance Ratings or Certificate of Performance for the last two (2) rating periods (i.e. July to December 2021 and January to June 2022) with at least Very Satisfactory ratings or its equivalent
8. Certificate/s of Awards/Citation/Commendation


Note:
1) Applicants with incomplete Required Documents shall not be considered to be included in the list of qualified candidates.
2) Submission of Supplemental Documents is encouraged.
3) Late submission shall not be accepted.
4) Submission should only be made through email ([email protected]). Walk-in applicants will not be entertained as of this time to secure the health and safety of
the applicants and the employees.