Data Scientist - Infectious Disease

San Francisco, California, United States


The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub is looking for an energetic (data) scientist to work with us on understanding the evolution and spread of infectious disease.

This is a rare opportunity to use your state-of-the-art knowledge of evolution, phylogenetics, and genome assembly to have a direct impact on clinical medicine and global health.

Your first project might be to help us:

This is a permanent staff scientist position. The role will evolve as your career develops and the organization grows.


The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub is a new nonprofit biomedical research institute in San Francisco, California. We are a community of scientists and engineers with diverse backgrounds working together on some of the most urgent and challenging problems in cell biology and infectious disease. The Biohub has a unique structure: in addition to more traditional scientific research groups, there are five platforms: Bioengineering, Genome Engineering, Advanced Microscopy, Single-Cell Genomics, and Data Science. We are affiliated with UCSF, UC Berkeley, and Stanford.

The Data Science team works collaboratively with all the research groups at the Biohub, bringing our expertise in machine learning, mathematics, engineering, and statistics to their thorny biological problems. We also develop new algorithms, visualizations, and platforms, as the scale and complexity of data our wetlabs and collaborators produce often requires new approaches.

For example, we:


We believe that high-performing teams include people from different backgrounds and experiences who can challenge each other's assumptions with fresh perspectives.

Here are some qualifications a successful candidate might have.

This opportunity is full-time only. No contractors, consultancies or recruiters will be considered. CZ Biohub is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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