Postdoc position available

Postdoc in computational biology

A Postdoc position is available in the Diaz laboratory, at UCSF. As part of our lab’s participation in an NIH BRAIN Initiative Award (, and our role in the Brain Tumor Research Center (, we will be single-cell sequencing over 100,000 cells from human brain tumors and human fetal brain tissue within the next 3 years. The postdoc will develop statistical and computational tools, to analyze, interpret and integrate these data. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in machine learning, distributed computing, data science, applied statistics and/or network hypothesis testing and graph analytics. The position requires a PhD in a quantitative discipline, and strong mathematics and programming skills. Previous experience in biology, bioinformatics and next-generation sequencing data analysis is preferred. But, applications from highly motivated candidates, with a strong background in some other area of data analysis and the ability to learn quickly, are also quite welcome. Interested candidates should send an email to, with the following:

  • CV
  • Cover letter, detailing programming experience, knowledge of mathematics, statistics and biology, bioinformatics or other data analysis experience. Please indicate your preferred start date.
  • Names and contacts of three references.