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Bioinformatician I

Gladstone Institutes
San Francisco, CA
Start date
Sep 6, 2022

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Information Technology, Bioinformatics, Science/R&D
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
Biotech Bay
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Job Details

Lab/Area:Bioinformatics Core


Overview: The Gladstone Institutes is an independent, not-for-profit research organization affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), contributing to the health and wellbeing of all people through medical research, education, and outreach in the areas of heart disease, HIV/AIDS, and neurological disease. Gladstone Bioinformatics as part of the Institute of Data Science and Biotechnology hosts a convergence zone of cutting-edge research, omics analytics, biostatistics and technology development, and is one of the primary centers for the NIH-sponsored National Resource for Network Biology. We are located in an award-winning building adjacent to UCSF's vibrant and active Mission Bay Campus. In addition to daily seminars and learning opportunities, our campus includes a gym, biotechnology corridor, food truck park, etc. Flexible telecommuting options are available for this position.

Description: We are seeking a talented Bioinformatician to join the dynamic Bioinformatics Core team here at Gladstone Institutes. You will be providing bioinformatics and computational support to world-class biomedical research conducted in labs at Gladstone Institutes, UCSF, and beyond. Working closely with experimental scientists, you will collaborate on end-to-end studies from hypotheses and experimental design, to analysis plans, implementation and pipelining, to methods assessment and publication. You will be working with a variety of data types generated by various platforms and technologies (e.g., genome sequencing, single cell RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq, HiC, metagenomics, CRISPR screens, mass spectrometry, and others). You will have opportunities for teaching, authorship, methods development, and grant writing. There will also be ample opportunity to further develop your skills, specifically learning new computational, statistical, and network analysis techniques through mentorship by other team members.

Qualifications: MS or equivalent experience in Bioinformatics (or similar quantitative fields) preferred. Demonstrated experience with analysis of sequence data, large biological datasets using R, Python or equivalent is required. Prior consulting experience (in academia or industry) supporting research is a plus. The successful candidate will have a strong background in data analysis, analytical pipelines, and quantitative analysis of biological systems, as well as a demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with all types and background levels of collaborators.

Additional Information:
  • Title and salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
  • Gladstone is an equal opportunity employer.


Gladstone is an independent, nonprofit life science research organization located in the epicenter of biomedical and technological innovation in the San Francisco Bay Area. Gladstone has created a research model that disrupts how science is done, funds big ideas, and attracts the brightest minds. Gladstone Institutes leads the way for innovative research in the biomedical field. We always seek dedicated and talented individuals to join our team.

Scientists know that using a diversity of approaches is often the most efficient strategy for solving a problem. New and different perspectives engender the very innovation that Gladstone prizes. This is one of the many reasons why we value diversity at Gladstone—be that a diversity of race, culture, religion, mental or physical ability, heritage, age, gender, sexual orientation or other characteristics. Our employees hail from more than 30 countries around the globe and we seek to hire the best and brightest for our diverse team of scientists and administrators. Career opportunities are available in both our administrative offices and our research areas.

Our Benefits
Gladstone offers eligible employees—and their dependents—a comprehensive range of benefits, including health insurance, retirement savings, and professional development.


  • Health and Retirement
    • A choice of medical plans, flexible spending account, and retirement account options that include employer contributions help you take care of your health and your future.
  • Time Away from Work
    • More than just vacation days, our paid and unpaid leave policies offer flexibility to help you confront different stages of life including maternity and paternity leave, as well as other types of family leave.
  • Professional Development
    • Gladstone encourages employees to seek the skills they need to remain at the forefront of their profession. By supporting professional development workshops and continuing education, Gladstone provides employees with the resources they need to evolve in their role and in their career.
  • Gladstone Cares
    • A specially selected suite of benefits to support you in and out of the workplace. Includes resources for dealing with the many stages of life to specific coverage for family planning, and back-up child or elder care coverage.
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1650 Owens Street
San Francisco
United States
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