Postdoctoral scholar

    Postdoctoral scholar

    Website  University of California San Francisco

    Profile: Postdoctoral scholar
    Company: University of California San Francisco
    Posted on: 04-04-22
    Deadline: 02-07-22


    A Postdoctoral scholar in computational biology is available in the Diaz lab at UCSF (, funded by grants from the NIH and private foundations. As a member of the UCSF Brain Tumor Center ( our mission is the development of therapeutics for brain cancer. Our core competencies include single-cell genomics, bioinformatics, and brain-tumor biology.

    We have ongoing research efforts studying immune suppression in brain tumors via a functional genomics approach, profiling clinical specimens using single-cell and spatial technologies. We have generated several million single-cell mRNA, ATAC, scCUT&Tag, ST, and other libraries from hundreds of human adult and pediatric brain tumors. Additionally, we are pioneering digital spatial profiling and single-cell epigenetic assays, as well as deep-learning and bioinformatics approaches to analyze these data.

    The duties of bioinformatics postdocs include bioinformatics analyses of single-cell, spatial, and bulk ‘omics data. The minimum requirements for the position are:
    1) a PhD in the biomedical sciences or a related discipline;
    2) experience with ‘omics data analysis and strong programming skills in a relevant language (e.g. R, Python);
    3) multiple first-author papers in respectable journals;
    4) fluency in English, and the interpersonal skills to negotiate professional interactions in a diverse environment; and
    5) the willingness to work hard in the pursuit of shared goals.

    Interested candidates should send an email to, with the following:
    -Cover letter, please indicate your preferred start date.
    -Names and contacts of three references.

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