Featured RNA-Seq Job – Systems Biology Research Program

Associate Specialist – Engineering Research Support Organization – Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Dept

Recruitment Period

Open date: June 8th, 2016
Next review date: June 23rd, 2016
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: June 23rd, 2016
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 laboratory within the Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences Department at the University of California, Berkeley is seeking a Research Associate to participate in the development of a Systems Biology research program with application to HIV-1 studies.

Appointment length:
This is a full time 1 year position. Anticipated start date: August 10, 2016.

The successful candidate will play a leading role in the development of a Systems Biology research program with application to HIV-1 studies. The research work will include, but not limited to development and application for single cell RNA-Seq data analysis such as bias correction, T and B cell receptor reconstruction, sub- population inference, and biomarker identification. In addition, methods will be developed for the analysis of chromatin accessibility profiles and for data integration (e.g., chromatin accessibility and single cell RNA-seq) and handling (generating easily accessible repositories). The fellow will have ample opportunity to meet with leading researchers at the Ragon Institute, MIT and UC Berkeley, as well as gain valuable hands-on experience working jointly with experimental labs.

Basic Qualifications (at the time of application):
Candidates with a Masters in computer science, computational biology or a related quantitative discipline will be considered. Minimum requirements:
• Master in a quantitative discipline, such as Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, or Physics.
• Experience in programming and in analysis of high-throughput genomic data sets.

Additional Qualifications (by start date):
Excellent programming and genome data analysis skills are necessary. Hands-on knowledge of statistical tools, genome databases, and comparative genomics approaches is also required.

Preferred Qualifications:
Ability to conduct independent research
Outstanding writing and communication skills

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on UC Berkeley salary scales.

Application procedure:
To apply go to https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01068

Job will remain open until filled.

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: (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) 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: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

Please direct questions to Nir Yosef, [email protected]

Job Location
Berkeley, CA


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