Postdoctoral Scholar in Computational Genomics
University of California Berkeley College of Engineering
United States

Postdoctoral Scholar Employees in Computational Genomics - Computer Sciences Dept

Job #JPF02555
  • College of Engineering - Comp Sci Div Operations

Recruitment Period

Open date: May 4th, 2020

Next review date: Monday, May 18, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Jun 26, 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.


The Yosef Lab at University of California, Berkeley is seeking to hire three Postodctoral Scholar - Employees to support the research and educational mission of the lab. The postdocs will develop research programs in the field of computational genomics, with an emphasis of single cell genomics and its application to problems in immunology. Work will consist of developing analysis tools, including: (1) robust modeling of metabolic flux in single cells, (2) joint analysis of transcriptomes and CRISPR/Cas9- based cell lineages, in an effort to find transcriptional events that preceded fate choices and expansion of sub-clones, (3) developing methods for spatial transcriptomics. In addition, the postdocs will implement those methods for analyzing data from immune cells. This includes a recently funded project in the lab (by the Chan Zuckerberg Foundation), where our consortium seeks to collect tissue samples from a large cohort of organ donors, in an effort to create a comprehensive map of the human immune system and its modulation with age.

Appointment length:

This is a twelve month, 100% time appointment with the possibility of extension being subject to performance and budgetary approval. Anticipated start: June 2020.


The successful candidate’s main duties and responsibilities will consist of:
• Formulate research questions in development of data- driven methods for single cell genomics and their application in immunology
• Investigate data sets generated in collaborative projects
• Identify key molecules and signaling cascades that characterize the tissue specificity and ageing of the immune system
• Prepare results of research for presentations and for publication in peer-reviewed journals

Basic Qualifications (at the time of application):

• PhD (or equivalent international degree), or enrolled in a PhD (or equivalent international degree) granting program at the time of application.

Additional Qualifications (by start date):

• PhD (or equivalent international degree)
• The candidate should have no more than four years of post-degree research experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

• PhD in Computer science, statistics, Molecular Biology, Immunology or other related areas.
• At least 3 years of experience in research in the relevant fields
• Publications in the relevant fields
• Broad contextual knowledge of computation and biology
• Superior oral and written communication skills in English
• Interpersonal skills, positive attitude and teamwork
• Programming skills

Salary: To be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application procedure:
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Berkeley, CA


Letters of reference will only be solicited for finalists.


Please direct questions to:

Nir Yosef (Email: with subject line: “Postdoctoral Scholar - Employees”.

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California Policy and California State law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: ( prior to submitting their letters.

We are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their research.

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. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

Job location

Berkeley, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Research
Reference requirements
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