Job Description: The Wang lab in the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology at UCSF is looking to appoint an Assistant Specialist to manage a funded laboratory research project. The project is to generate a single cell resolution map of the mammalian liver during homeostasis and injury. It involves using a variety of laboratory techniques including single cell RNA sequencing and spatial transcriptomics to identify and characterize novel cell populations and to understand their interactions with each other in the liver during homeostasis and disease. We are looking for a candidate with training in computer science and either statistics or applied mathematics. We are looking for experience in bioinformatics analysis and require experience with programming in R, Python, Julia, and MATLAB. We are most interested in talented, motivated, enthusiastic candidates who have strong communication (written and verbal) and management skills. Candidates should be detail-oriented and possess excellent organizational skills. A minimum 2-year commitment is strongly preferred.
Job Responsibilities: Tasks will include analysis of a large single cell RNAseq and imaging datasets of mouse and human liver cells and tissue. The incumbent will perform complex bioinformatics analysis using R, Python and MATLAB programming language and interface between the dry and wet lab personnel. The incumbent will work directly under the supervision of the principle investigator, but is expected to independently organize experimental data and to keep detailed records of experiments. Experience with R, Python and MATLAB programming is required.
Education: • Specialists appointed at the Assistant rank must possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or at least five years of research experience. • Candidates must meet the requirements by the time of appointment. Experience: Experience with programming languages R, Python, Julia and MATLAB is required. Experience with genomics data analysis is required.
Additional Qualifications for the position are: • excellent organizational and communication skills • strong problem-solving abilities, and detail oriented • ability to maintain comprehensive database • ability to work independently
Physical Requirements: Normal physical requirements include good visual acuity and accurate color discrimination. The position requires excellent manual dexterity and familiarity utilizing delicate instrumentation.
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The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and high-quality patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.