The Clark lab is looking for talented scientists at all levels
- PhD Students – Students are encouraged to apply through the Berkeley/UCSF Graduate Program in Bioengineering. PhD students in the Berkeley/UCSF Graduate Program in Bioengineering who are interested in a rotation should email Iain directly.
- Undergraduates – Cal undergrads are encouraged to apply to projects posted on URAP. If no positions are posted, you may contact Iain directly. Due to the volume of inquiries, we may not be able to respond to all emails.
To apply, please email Iain with a brief description of your interests, a CV, and the names of three references.
Description: Our lab aims to understand the molecular mechanisms that control HIV latency. Specifically what, if any, are the unique properties of CD4 cells that harbor replication competent HIV provirus during long term antiretroviral therapy (ART). We have developed a unique method to detect and sort HIV+ cells using ultra-high throughput droplet microfluidics. We seek a talented postdoctoral researcher to further improve and apply this method to study HIV latency ex vivo.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate is a molecular virologist, hypothesis driven, and interested in single cell sequencing methods. Candidates must hold or be within 1 year of obtaining a PhD or MD/PhD.
Demonstrated expertise in molecular biology and sequencing is required.
Additional experience in some of the following areas is preferred:
- HIV biology, virology or immunology
- Droplet microfluidics
- Single cell sequencing
- CRISRP/Cas9 knockouts
- Lentivirus systems
Postdoc – Single cell interaction networks
Description: We are interested in developing tools to map cellular connections in the mouse brain at massive scale. Our approach is to combine virus tracing, molecular barcoding, and single cell sequencing to study both the connections and transcriptional profiles of cellular networks. We seek a talented postdoctoral researcher to further develop and apply barcoded rabies tracing to new experimental systems and animal models of disease.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate is a molecular biologist, immunologist, or neurologist interested in high throughput characterization of cellular interactions. Candidates must hold or be within 1 year of obtaining a PhD or MD/PhD.
Demonstrated experience working with mice is required.
Additional experience in the following areas is desired:
- Rabies tracing
- Disease models
- Molecular immunology
- NGS (library prep, Illumina sequencing)
- Confocal microscopy
Research Staff – Bioinformatics specialist (BS/MS level)
Description: Our lab develops new microfluidic and molecular methods that generate large scale Illumina sequencing data. We are seeking a creative and driven bioinformatician that will dovetail with wet lab researchers to analyze and interpret findings. The ideal candidate is self-driven, can work remotely, and has excellent written and oral communication skills.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate is a trained bioinformatician with at least 3 years (or MS + 1 year) of experience processing Illumina sequencing data.
- Experience developing and maintaining well documented code.
- R, python, shell scripts
- Fastq file pre-processing and QC
- RNA-seq, CITE-seq, DNA-seq
- Single cell sequencing data analysis, batch correction, clustering
- Data visualization and data mining, tidyverse preferred