Postdoctoral scholar

University of California, San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

Job posting number: #7076884

Posted: April 12, 2021

Job Description

A Postdoc position 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 glioma biology.
We have ongoing research efforts studying immune suppression in brain tumors, via profiling clinical specimens using single-cell technologies combined with standard molecular approaches. We have generated several million single-cell mRNA and ATAC libraries from hundreds of human adult and pediatric brain tumors. Additionally, we are pioneering digital spatial profiling and single-cell epigenetic assays. We are looking for both wet-lab and bioinformatics personnel and applications from candidates with expertise in both domains are also welcome.
The duties of wet-lab postdocs include cell and nuclei extraction from fresh and frozen tissues, preparation sequencing libraries, and various standard molecular assays. The duties of bioinformatics postdocs include bioinformatics analyses of single-cell and bulk ‘omics data. The minimum requirements for the position are: 1) a PhD in the biomedical sciences or a related discipline; 2) for wet-lab postdocs: experience in standard cellular and molecular techniques; for bioinformatics postdocs: 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:
- CV
- Cover letter, please indicate your preferred start date.
- Names and contacts of three references.

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Job posting number:#7076884
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco,California
United States
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