University of California San Francisco (UCSF)

Postdoctoral Scholar, Genomic Scientist

University of California San Francisco (UCSF)

San Francisco, CA, United States

The Genomics CoLab at UCSF is seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Scholar to lead novel genomic assay development and deployment for internal and collaborative research studies. The UCSF CoLabs are a set of integrated laboratories that provide a new model for collaborative research labs. This innovative concept utilizes colocalization of experts and specialized equipment to develop novel, transformative methods and technologies that drive collaboration across a broad range disciplines. The Genomics CoLab serves as an innovative hub of molecular biologists, genomicists and bioinformaticians engaging in collaborative research across the UCSF campus. At the Genomics CoLab, we emphasize in the development of novel genomic approaches, adapting existing genomic techniques for high throughput use, and providing these advanced genomic and bioinformatic resources to the UCSF research community.

As a postdoctoral scholar in the Genomics CoLab you will have a lead role in developing and adapting novel genomic technologies for both internal and collaborative research projects. Internally, you will lead development of novel genomic assays utilizing scRNA-seq, CUT&TAG and CRISPR technologies, and apply these methods to the study of asthma and asthma drug response. In collaboration, you will have the opportunity to work in diverse teams to deploy your novel genomic technologies at scale for large, collaborative studies. 


PhD in a relevant field of biological sciences

Experience in molecular genetics lab techniques

Experience in methods of next generation sequencing, including bioinformatic analysis

A minimum of a working knowledge in one programing language (emphasis in R/Python)

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Strong ability to work both independently and in collaborative settings

Experience designing and executing experiments

Beneficial qualifications

Experience using CRIPSR/Cas9 methods

Experience in molecular cloning

Proficiency in one or more programming languages (emphasis in R/Python)

Experience working in High Performance Computing and Linux/Unix environments

Interested applicants should e-mail a CV and cover letter explaining their qualifications for and interests to Walter Eckalbar ( Learn more about the UCSF CoLabs at

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Postdoctoral Scholar, Genomic Scientist