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Associate Specialist – Kwok Lab

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 27th, 2018

Last review date: Wednesday, Oct 30, 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: Friday, Mar 27, 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.


Associate Specialist – Kwok Lab

Cardiovascular Research Institute is now seeking applicants for an Associate Specialist. Appointees in the Specialist series will be expected to engage in specialized research, professional activities and do 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. The area of specialization entails bioinformatics, human genetics, and human genome analysis for disease mutation discovery. PhD degree and at least 5 years of postdoctoral experience in analyzing next-generation sequencing data and genome mapping data for genome assembly and disease gene mutation identification is required. Skill in computer programming and use of computer tools for structural variation is also required. We prefer candidates who are familiar with whole genome sequencing data based on 10x Genomics linked-read sequencing and analysis of Bionano genome mapping data. Ability to compare sequencing and mapping data in trios (patient and biological parents) is helpful.

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue as needed throughout the recruitment period. Salary and rank will be commensurate with the applicants experience and training. Please apply online at

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that 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)