Postdoctoral scholar

San Francisco, California
Consistent with experience
April 12 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

            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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