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Postdoctoral Scholar Single Cell Transcriptomic Analysis of Large-Scale Genomic Datasets - Molecular & Cell Biology
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Jul. 21, 2022
Title Postdoctoral Scholar Single Cell Transcriptomic Analysis of Large-Scale Genomic Datasets - Molecular & Cell Biology
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline 08/12/2022
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Biology - Cell Biology
    Biology - Genetics
    Biology - General
    Biology - Molecular

Postdoctoral ScholarSingle Cell Transcriptomic Analysis of Large-Scale Genomic Datasets - Molecular & Cell Biology

Position overview Position title: Postdoc Salary range: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on UC Berkeley Postdoc series salary scale Percent time: 100% Anticipated start: Fall 2022 Position duration: One year with the possibility of extension based on performance and availability of funding. Application Window
Open date: July 13th, 2022

Most recent review date: Thursday, Jul 28, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Aug 12, 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

The Nielsen and Hockemeyer Labs in the Department of Integrative Biology and Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar to develop and apply methods to analyze functional genomic data sets, such as single cell transcriptomic and perturb-seq data set generated from human organoid and stem cell models. This position reports to Professor Rasmus Nielsen. The Nielsen lab utilizes statistics and computational analyses to study evolutionary theory and genetics.

The research, which is funded by the Aligning Science Across Parkinson's (ASAP) initiative, focuses on determining how underlying genetic mutations associated with Parkinson's disease might alter gene expression pathways and impact disease development and progression. The ASAP project is a highly collaborative effort consisting of a team of researchers located at UC Berkeley and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Within UC Berkeley, the successful candidate will have access to multiple departments, including molecular and cell biology, integrative biology, statistics, and the center for computational biology.

This position will involve designing and executing experiments, data management, data analysis, manuscript preparation, presenting research, contributing to grant proposals, and mentoring students.
The ideal candidate is able to develop and troubleshoot new methodologies and is enthusiastic about pursuing exciting and fundamental biological questions.

The successful candidate will be proficient in bioinformatic and statistical analysis including single cell RNA-seq, advanced genomics, and statistical analysis tools.

The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging

This position provides full postdoctoral benefits.


Qualifications Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

PhD (or equivalent international degree) or enrolled in a PhD (or equivalent international degree) program
Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

PhD (or equivalent international degree) required by the appointment start date
No more than four years of post-degree research experience by start date
Preferred qualifications

Experience with single cell RNA-sequencing
Demonstrated experience in genomics and statistical analysis
Excellent writing and communication skills
Strong publication record in peer reviewed journals
PhD in Computational Biology, Statistics, Computer Science, or related field
Application Requirements Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
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