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Postdoctoral scholar

UCSF, Neurological Surgery
San Francisco, California
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Sep 30, 2022

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Life Sciences, Genomics, Immunology, Cancer Research
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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 cancers. Our core competencies include single-cell genomics, bioinformatics, and brain-tumor biology.

We have ongoing research efforts studying immune suppression and therapy resistance in glioma and medulloblastoma. Our approach combines analysis of clinical specimens via single-cell and spatial profiling, with patient-derived and engineered model systems. The duties of the postdoc include the development and management of translational and basic-science research projects focused on primary brain tumors.

The minimum requirements for the position are 1) a PhD in the biomedical sciences or a related discipline; 2) experience in standard cellular and molecular techniques; 3) 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. The ideal candidate will have research experience in some area of brain-tumor biology, translational cancer research, and/or single-cell or spatial assay development.  

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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