Job Details

University of California San Francisco
  • Position Number: 1972268
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Position Type: Laboratory and Research

Postdoctoral positions for computational biologists are available in the lab of David Quigley. The Quigley laboratory is part of the Department of Urology at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine and the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. We are a member of the UCSF Prostate Cancer Program, a highly collaborative scientific environment with a strong record of translational research excellence. Our lab studies how genomic and epigenomic alterations affect tumor biology and patient outcomes. We have a particular interest in understanding how tumors develop resistance to targeted therapy. Recent projects used large-scale genome sequencing to identify non-coding DNA structural variants associated with therapy resistance in advanced prostate cancer (Quigley Cell 2018) and a novel prostate cancer epigenomic disease subtype (Zhao Nature Genetics 2020).

We are seeking an independent and highly motivated candidate with a Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g. Genetics, Cell Biology, Biostatistics, or Bioinformatics). Candidates should have a sound grasp of genetics and statistics. Proficiency in either R or Python and prior experience analyzing genome sequence data to extract biological insights are essential. Preference will be given to candidates who have published at least one original article as a first author and have excellent written and spoken English skills. Candidates trained primarily as experimental researchers who meet these criteria are highly encouraged to apply. Postdocs will receive intensive mentorship in structuring research manuscripts, designing effective grant applications, and developing interdisciplinary collaborations.

Appointment is by yearly contract and is full-time. The position is at the Mission Bay campus in the center of San Francisco. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

Application Instructions: Please email a cover letter describing past research accomplishments and future research interests and career goals, along with a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to Dr. David Quigley at

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.

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