Postdoctoral Position in Bioinformatics, Oakland, California

A postdoc position is currently available at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (California) on a NIH-funded project entitled “Human pregnancy in health and disease”.

The goal of this project is to examine the biology of human pregnancy in order to understand what biological changes occur in the mother’s blood during and after pregnancy – among both healthy women and women with an incurable autoimmune disease like rheumatoid arthritis, which improves naturally during pregnancy. The research will involve bioinformatics and statistical analysis of gene expression data (RNA-seq data), with multiple data points from each woman before, during and after pregnancy.


  •  Ph.D. in Bioinformatics or a related field
  • experience in analyses of RNA-seq data
  • experience with statistical models
  • proficiency in statistical and scripting programming language such as R.

More information available here.