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Autism Genetics Lab - Junior, Assistant, Associate, or Full Specialist

Application Window

Open date: February 8, 2023

Next review date: Friday, May 31, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Aug 8, 2024 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

Autism genetics lab seeking a Specialist for computational analysis of large datasets investigating gene-sex, gene-gene, and gene-environment interaction. Background in human genetics and analytical experience in genome-wide datasets highly desirable; computer programming, advanced statistical skills, and experience in neuropsychiatric genetics also advantageous. The successful applicant will be self-motivated, a creative trouble-shooter, and flexible in contributing to a range of collaborative projects. Abundant opportunities to publish in the scientific literature, to use emerging technologies and methods, to collaborate with experimentalists, and to contribute to understanding the biological basis and therapeutic potential for autism and related disorders.

Specialists appointed at the junior rank must possess (or in process of obtaining) a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) or at least 4 years of relevant research experience. Specialists appointed at the Assistant rank must possess (or in process of obtaining) a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or at least 5 years of experience in the relevant specialization. Specialists appointed at the Associate rank must possess (or in process of obtaining) a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or at least 5-10 years of experience in the relevant specialization. Specialists appointed at the Full rank must possess (or in process of obtaining) a terminal degree (or equivalent degree) or 10 or more years of experience in the relevant specialization. Applicants must meet all qualifications by appointment effective date.

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.

The general responsibilities of this position are as follows:
Conduct statistical analyses using genetic and phenotypic data provided, graph results, aid in quality control, trouble-shooting, and interpretation of results. You may be asked to help in the preparation of a manuscript or relevant grant applications.

See Table 24B ( for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $49,000-$173,900.

Please apply online at Applicants’ materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission.

Application Requirements

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
  • 2-3 required (contact information only)

About UC San Francisco

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

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.

Job location

San Francisco, CA