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Junior Specialist- Goodarzi Lab

Recruitment Period

Open date: August 1st, 2020

Next review date: Wednesday, Mar 31, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Feb 1, 2022 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.

Position description

University of California, San Francisco
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics

The Goodarzi Lab at UCSF’s Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics is an interdisciplinary research group focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms of cancer metastasis. We take advantage of state-of-the-art computational and experimental techniques to advance our knowledge of the post-transcriptional regulatory pathways that drive cancer progression.

We seek to hire a junior specialist to assist our group in building computational pipelines and implement data analytical models. Responsibilities include performing standard genomic and transcriptomic analyses, build customized model for functional genomic platforms, and implement and routinely document accessible pipelines for the community. Through this work, we expect that our junior specialist will play an integral role in advancing our knowledge of cancer biology and genomics.

We are seeking at least a two year commitment. Depending on performance and workload, opportunities for independent research may be available. The successful candidate will have deep proficiency in molecular cancer biology.

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

*Required Qualifications
• 6 months of experience in a research setting.
• BA/BS in Engineering, Biology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or related field.
• Knowledge of, or experience with, basic techniques and methods required by the position, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Excellent communication and organizational skills.
• Ability to manage time and multitask effectively.
• Ability to adhere to all campus safety policies.
• Candidate must meet the requirements by the time of appointment.
• Candidate’s CV must state basic qualifications (or if pending) upon submission.

*Preferred Qualifications
• Experience coding in Python and/or R environments.
• Experience with workflow management systems such as snakemake.
• Experience with Bioconductor packages.

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.

Please apply online at, with a CV and two references (contact information only).

Application Requirements

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)

Job location

San Francisco, CA