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Bondy-Denomy Lab- Associate or Full Specialist

Recruitment Period

Open date: June 13th, 2018
Last review date: Thursday, Jun 28, 2018 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: Friday, Dec 13, 2019 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.


Bondy-Denomy Lab – Associate or Full Specialist

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE - Microbiology & Immunology


The Bondy-Denomy lab is seeking an Associate or Full Specialist with expertise in bioinformatics to join our group and contribute to new and ongoing projects. Our lab focuses on CRISPR-Cas immune systems and their natural functions in bacteria. We are also interested in developing new gene editing tools from Type I and II CRISPR-Cas systems, and from phage-encoded inhibitors that we have discovered (see Bondy-Denomy et al., Nature 2013, 2015, Rauch et al., Cell 2017). We are launching an effort that requires extensive bioinformatics expertise and the ability to analyze bacterial genomes and metagenomes. The candidate will be expected to contribute to this work in the lab, by leading the bioinformatics analysis and interacting with experimentalists in the group to make new discoveries. An exceptional candidate will be able to design and execute hypotheses related to novel gene function in the phage and bacterial arms race, design experiments to test ideas, and communicate these ideas to the group to plan next steps. Additionally, the specialist will be expected to assist with managing day-to-day lab operations, and perform general lab duties and be a positive lab citizen.

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD degree in molecular genetics, microbiology, bioinformatics or related discipline is required
  • Two or more years of recent, directly related computational work experience utilizing techniques or methods required by the position.
  • Strong publication record demonstrating leadership and productivity
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Willingness and ability to learn new methods and skills for changing research priorities.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a research team.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, coordinate work tasks with others, and meet multiple deadlines.
  • Applicants must possess the basic requirements by the time of the appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience with CRISPR-Cas systems and bacteriophage
  • Prior experience in the design and analysis of microbiological and genetic experiments
  • Prior experience in bacterial genome and high throughput sequencing analysis

We are seeking at least a 1-year commitment. Depending on performance and workload, opportunities for independent research, mentorship of other trainees, and scientific writing will be available.

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.

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Job location
San Francisco, CA

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)