Bioinformatics Specialist University of California, San Francisco School Of Medicine - Biochemistry & Biophysics United States

Bioinformatics Specialist



Recruitment Period


Open date: January 14th, 2019
Last review date: Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Tuesday, Jul 14, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Bioinformatics Specialist
UCSF Mission Bay Campus
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics


The Madhani group at UCSF ( and @hitenmadhani) is recruiting a highly motivated, curious and energetic individual with experience in computation (Bash/Python/R) and knowledge/interest in bioinformatics for a Junior, Assistant, Associate, or Full Specialist position. The laboratory is in Genentech Hall and specializes in studies of the regulation of gene expression aimed at new fundamental understanding of cells as well as improving human health. The laboratory is also affiliated with the Chan-Zuckerberg Biohub ( and there will be opportunities to interface with software engineers there. After being trained in the requisite packages and pipelines, individuals will use, support, and further develop existing bioinformatics pipelines to analyze high-throughput sequencing and proteomics data produced in the laboratory. Opportunities for independent software development will be available. The position is especially well-suited for recent graduates with computational/engineering backgrounds to receive training in computational biology and bioinformatics to better position themselves for opportunities in this area. A two-year commitment is required. Salary and rank will be commensurate with the applicant’s experience and training.


The individual will work collaboratively with members of the laboratory to analyze large datasets aimed at understanding mechanisms of signal transduction as well as RNA- and chromatin-based regulation in cells. Data types produced by the laboratory include CRISPR screens, whole genome sequencing, RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, bisulfite-seq, and CLIP-seq. In addition, there will be opportunities to teach and mentor graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the use of computational tools and to attend scientific seminars and meetings.


Appointees in the Specialist series will be expected to engage in specialized research, professional activities and will not have teaching responsibilities. Specialists are expected to use their professional expertise to make scientific and scholarly contributions, and may participate in University and Public Service. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue as needed throughout the recruitment period.


Basic qualifications-
B.S. in computer science, engineering, physics, molecular biology, or related field to be appointed at the Junior rank.


Master’s degree in computer science, engineering, physics, molecular biology, or related field or five to ten years of research experience to be appointed at the Assistant rank or Associate rank.


Ph.D. degree in computer science, engineering, physics, molecular biology, or related field to be appointed at the Full rank.


Requirements necessary at the time of appointment.


Additional qualifications-
Excellent interpersonal skills.


Strong interest in working with biologists.


Demonstrable skills in Bash, Python and R.


Strong interest in fundamental biology and/or human health.


Preferred qualifications-
Experience with Bioinformatics pipelines.


Please apply online via AP Recruit at, with a CV and 2 references (contact information only).


UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.


Job location

San Francisco, CA



Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 2 required (contact information only)


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