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Postdoctoral Scholar – University of California, San Francisco

Location – San Francisco, CA

Name of principal investigators – The postdoctoral scholar will be jointly mentored by Drs. Hunter Shain and Boris Bastian.

To apply: Please send a cover letter and CV to Hunter.Shain@ucsf.edu and Boris.Bastian@ucsf.edu

Lab websiteshttps://shainlab.ucsf.edu/ and https://bastian.ucsf.edu/

Description of position – The Shain and Bastian laboratories are seeking a postdoctoral scholar who will be responsible for scientific projects related to skin cancer genomics. Commonly used techniques include single-cell RNA-sequencing, single-cell DNA-sequencing, and bulk-cell DNA-sequencing. The candidate must have an interest in analyzing multi-omic datasets and ideally would have previous experience in the area. The position is fully supported with long-term grant support from a team science award managed by the Shain and Bastian laboratories. The overarching goal of the project is to identify mutational biomarkers in normal skin that can predict the risk of eventually developing skin cancer.

Desirable experience (but not required)

  • Somatic mutation calling workflows
  • Single-cell amplification technologies (e.g. multiple displacement amplification and/or Smart-Seq)
  • Programming skills (R, python, shell scripting, et cetera)

Relevant publications:

Tang J, Fewings E, Chang D, Zeng H, Liu S, Jorapur A, Belote RL, McNeal AS, Tan TM, Yeh I, Arron ST, Judson-Torres RL, Bastian BC, Shain AH. The genomic landscapes of individual melanocytes from human skin. Nature. 2020 Oct;586(7830):600-605. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7581540.

Shain AH, Joseph NM, Yu R, Benhamida J, Liu S, Prow T, Ruben B, North J, Pincus L, Yeh I, Judson R, Bastian BC. Genomic and Transcriptomic Analysis Reveals Incremental Disruption of Key Signaling Pathways during Melanoma Evolution. Cancer Cell. 2018 Jul 9;34(1):45-55.e4. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6319271.

Shain AH, Yeh I, Kovalyshyn I, Sriharan A, Talevich E, Gagnon A, Dummer R, North J, Pincus L, Ruben B, Rickaby W, D’Arrigo C, Robson A, Bastian BC. The Genetic Evolution of Melanoma from Precursor Lesions. N Engl J Med. 2015 Nov 12;373(20):1926-36. PubMed PMID: 26559571.


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