Faculty Position - Epidemiology & Biostatistics

San Francisco, CA
Jul 21, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Lab/Area:New GIDB Investigator


The UCSF Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute (BCHSI) and the Gladstone Institutes are looking to recruit faculty at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level. Candidates must have a strong background in bioinformatics, machine learning, biological networks, and/or mathematical modeling with an interest in biomedical research; they also will have demonstrated significant achievement or promise in their field. Candidates are required to hold a doctorate degree in bioinformatics, computer science, biostatistics, or a related discipline with demonstrated experience/expertise in data science, and/or a medical degree with demonstrated experience/training in data science. A primary affiliation with BCHSI and/or Gladstone Institutes will be provided, along with an academic appointment within the UCSF Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics or another department closely allied with the applicant’s scholarly expertise. Candidates will be expected to develop extramurally-sponsored research programs and will have opportunities to teach and/or mentor graduate and medical students.

About Gladstone Institutes
The Gladstone Institutes is a renowned center of excellence focused on applying basic science to disease. We are an independent, not-for-profit research organization affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and located in an award-winning building adjacent to UCSF's Mission Bay Campus. Our science contributes to the health and wellbeing of all people through research, education, and outreach in the areas of cardiovascular disease, neurological disease, virology, immunology, and data science. Gladstone has a vibrant group of labs and core facilities focused on emerging and highly innovative technologies for biomedical research, including stem cells, imaging, single-cell genomics, mass spectrometry, and genome editing. Bioinformatics and biostatistics play a central role in this collaborative team.

About Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute
The Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute (BakarInstitute.ucsf.edu) is a critical component of a global UCSF initiative in Precision Medicine, which seeks to aggregate and integrate vast, disparate datasets to advance understanding of biological processes, determine mechanisms of disease, and inform diagnosis, prevention, and treatment. Since its formation in 2015, the Institute has established a cohort of 50 affiliated faculty who represent a diverse array of departments drawing from UCSF’s four top-ranked professional schools (Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy) and Graduate Division; and whose talents are evidenced by a host of honors including 5 National Academy of Medicine members, 3 National Academy of Sciences members, 2 members of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, 3 NIH Director’s Awards, 2 Sloan Foundation Fellows, an HHMI Faculty Scholar, and MacArthur Foundation Fellow. Bakar Institute investigators employ computational strategies in basic, translational, clinical and population-based biomedical research within the interest areas of biological modeling, precision oncology, clinical informatics, computational neuroscience, computational pharmacology, deep machine learning and data visualization, population precision medicine, and very large data molecular measurements.

We foster collaborations within the UCSF Medical Center, named among the nation’s premier medical institutions for 15 consecutive years, as well as the statewide UC system, including 6 academic medical centers (Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco) comprising UC Health. As Chief Data Scientist for UC Health, our Bakar Institute Director works to ensure the integration of all UC Health data into an accessible Clinical Data Warehouse representing more than 15 million patients, and supports our investigators in their efforts to transform this unparalleled wealth of information into advancements in knowledge to improve health.


We seek candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. 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.

Please apply online and submit CV, cover letter, statement of contributions to diversity, statement of research, statement of teaching, and 3 references who we may contact directly to:


Additional Information:
  • Title and salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
  • Be a part of big ideas and consider Gladstone. Your difference will make a difference in human health.
  • Gladstone is an equal opportunity employer.