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Bioinformaticist and Data Science Researcher- Full Professional Research Series

Recruitment Period

Open date: June 21st, 2019
Last review date: Saturday, Jul 6, 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: Monday, Dec 21, 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.


Bioinformaticist and Data Science Researcher
Full Professional Research Series
Resource for Biocomputing, Visualization and Informatics
University of California, San Francisco

The Resource for Biocomputing, Visualization and Informatics (RBVI), directed by Dr. Thomas Ferrin, has an open position for a bioinformaticist and data science researcher. The RBVI develops cutting-edge interactive software tools and advanced web-based computational resources that provide integrated visualizations and analyses of molecular structures and related non-structural biological information. RBVI's tools can be applied to diverse types of biomolecular data, including atomic-resolution coordinates, 3D density maps and light microscopy data, and protein and nucleic acid sequences, annotations, and networks. We focus on unmet software needs for basic and applied biomedical research using highly trained and talented staff, with excellent interdisciplinary knowledge and specialized, state-of-the-art expertise in software engineering, computer visualization, and data science. The successful candidate will author grant proposals and lead the development of innovative software tools that enable scientists to understand, analyze, and illustrate to others the important principles of molecular structure, function, and interactions.

Required Qualifications
• A minimum of a Ph.D. degree in informatics or a closely related field, or at least ten years of experience in the field
• Research experience in network biology and the visualization of biological networks
• A strong track record of developing, distributing and maintaining scientific computer software
• Previous experience as principal investigator or co-investigator on research grants
• Interest and experience working in a team research environment
• Strong written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications
• Bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science or mathematics (in addition to Ph.D.)
• Expertise in developing novel analytical software methods
• Expertise in developing novel 2D and/or 3D interactive visualization methods
• Expertise in High Performance Computing
• Experience in managing team-based software development projects
• Experience in teaching students and/or training scientists to use scientific software tools

Salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s experience and training.

UCSF seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment of 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.

Applicants should submit a brief cover letter and a curriculum vitae. Please apply online and submit these documents along with the contact information for at least two references to:

Job location

San Francisco, CA


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)