Postdoc, Computational Immunology, University of California San Francisco

  • Postdoc
  • Bioinformatics approach to study early life human host-microbe interactions
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San Francisco, CA, USA


The Halkias lab ( and Fragiadakis lab ( at UCSF are collaborating on a funded bioinformatics project to study host-microbe interactions that direct early life human immunity. We seek a highly motivated PhD or MD/PhD with a background in Immunology to embed in the UCSF ImmunoX Data Science CoLabs and lead a funded project to interrogate the nature of early life human host-microbe encounters in a large bank of human samples.
We are new labs and seek candidates who will foster a creative, inclusive, and collaborative environment. Members of underrepresented minority groups and women are strongly encouraged to apply. We offer a competitive salary adjusted for cost of living.


The postdoc will embed in the UCSF ImmunoX Data Science CoLabs and lead a funded Co-Project to study the prenatal immune response and microbial dysbiosis associated with perinatal inflammatory pathologies. The successful candidate will have broad experience with immunological methods and transcriptional data analysis, with an interest in team-based science and expanding their experimental and computational skillsets.

Qualifications/Preferred Skillsets:

• PhD or MD/PhD in immunology or microbiology, or related field
• Extensive background in cell culture techniques is required
• Experience with flow and/or mass cytometry required
• Exceptional organization skills and attention to detail are required, as are good interpersonal skills
• Strong oral and written communication skills are required
• Experience with next-generation and single-cell sequencing preferred
• Strong track record of first-author publications preferred
• Experience analyzing high-dimensional/ -omics data is a plus

Salary: We offer a competitive salary adjusted for cost of living
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