UCSF Mission Bay Campus
The Bastian lab is located in the UCSF Helen Diller Cancer Center an NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center located at UCSF’s Mission Bay Campus, a dynamic and interactive community which brings together hundreds of basic researchers and clinicians dedicated to the translation of promising ideas into the creation of new and better treatments for patients.

Post-Doc Position in Melanoma Genomics

A post-doctoral position is available on molecular analyses of melanocytic neoplasia. The study focuses on the genetic, epigenetic and transcriptomic changes that arise in neoplastic and host cells as melanomas evolve from pre-neoplastic lesions. The work will involve the analysis of genomic DNA and RNA from clinical samples to identify characteristic somatic alterations, mutation patterns, and gene expression changes, delineate the change in immune cell infiltrates and function during progression to inform subsequent functional analyses in suitable model systems to validate the functional contribution of candidate genes or other molecular and cellular interactions to the clinical phenotype and identify potential diagnosis and prognostic biomarkers and novel therapeutic targets.


We are looking for ambitious, organized, and highly motivated candidates interested in translational biomedical research. The ideal candidate must have earned an M.D. or Ph.D. in a related field, have experience in molecular genetics, cancer biology, bioinformatics, and general molecular biology techniques. Expertise in next-generation sequencing and analysis of high-throughput data is a plus.

Interested and qualified candidates should contact Dr. Boris Bastian at [email protected].

Project Manager

We are looking for a talented, dynamic individual who has training in basic and/or translational life sciences and demonstrated expertise and talent in organizing projects of varying complexity. This work involves assembling patient and biospecimen cohorts, perform chart review to obtain clinical information, coordinate tissue processing and analysis, and organize data for analysis. The individual will work closely with investigators and laboratory staff in the Bastian lab and collaborating labs at UCSF and elsewhere. Excellent communication skills and a high level of independence are required.