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Specialist- Yu Lab

Recruitment Period

Open date: August 9th, 2019

Last review date: Sunday, Aug 25, 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, Feb 9, 2021 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.


Specialist- Yu Lab

Area of Specialization / Responsibilities
The candidate is expected to perform research on epigenetic changes and their phenotypic effects of common human aneuploidies, including trisomy 21 (Down syndrome), trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome) and trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome). The candidate will independently perform laboratory experiments to compare epigenetic profiles (such as DNA methylation, chromatin architecture, etc.) of the whole genome and selected genes between patient and normal control samples. He/she is also expected to correlate the epigenetic changes to specific phenotypes of affected individuals through bioinformatics and data/database analyses.

Required Qualifications

  1. Laboratory experience of epigenetic analysis (such as DNA methylation analysis).
  2. Experience of data and database analysis.
  3. Excellent communication and writing skills.
  4. With a doctorate degree with good medical knowledge (a medical degree is preferred).

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.

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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)