Job Opportunities

Computational Medicine is recruiting at all levels including Faculty, Research Staff, Postdoctoral Scholars, Graduate Students, and Undergraduate Students.  Administrative staff positions, if any, are also included below.

UCLA 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.

Faculty Positions

The Department of Computational Medicine is planning on hiring many faculty over the next five years.

Faculty Position in Computational Medicine
Posted 2022

Research Staff Positions

The Department is interested in recruiting research staff to work with multiple faculty. 

Data Scientist for Machine Learning Applications in the Genomics and Clinical Data 

Postdoctoral Scholars Positions

The Department is interested in recruiting Postdoctoral Scholars to work with faculty in the department.


Postdoctoral positions are available in the Arboleda Lab at UCLA.  There are several projects that we are recruiting post-doctoral fellows for:

1) We are recruiting post-docs with computational biology experience in functional genomic assays and population genetics. These can be co-mentored positions. More details are linked here .

2) The Arboleda Lab is looking for a post-doctoral fellow who is interested in working on projects exploring the role of patient-derived mutations in iPSC-derived models of human development. Experience with functional genomics assays (hi-C, ATAC-seq, ChIP-seq) and/or iPSC-based cell models of brain development are preferred. All backgrounds will be considered. Please send an email with cover letter, CV, and names of three references to varboleda (at)

Chou's Lab: Two postdoctoral positions with appointments in either the Department of Mathematics, Department of Computational Medicine, or in the Quantitative and Computational Biosciences Institute at UCLA. Some teaching opportunities in the Math department or in Computational Biology workshops is available and encouraged, but not necessary.

Ernst's Lab: Prospective postdocs and current UCLA graduate and undergraduate students interested in a position in the lab should send an email to Jason Ernst (jason.ernst at ucla dot edu) including your CV.

Loes' Lab: We are seeking to hire a Database Manager to provide technical and operational support for the design, development, implementation, and maintenance of recruitment and electronic health record-based research databases in support of Latin American projects studying the genetics of severe mental illness funded through three large NIH research grants.  In addition, you will act as a liaison between the investigative team at UCLA and Latin American engineering and recruitment teams and provide bioinformatics analysis and support.

Bogdan's Lab: A 2-year funded position for a bright postdoctoral fellow is available immediately in the group. We are searching for a highly motivated recent (or soon to be) Ph.D. graduate interested in performing research in computational population genetics. Desirable qualifications include a strong quantitative background in computer science, computational biology and/or statistical genetics. We encourage candidates with programming experience (e.g. C/C++,Java,R, Matlab, python/perl).

Pimentel's Lab: We currently have a position open jointly with Bogdan Pasaniuc.


Graduate Students

Faculty in the Department of Computational Medicine is active in many graduate programs.  Students in any of the affiliated graduate programs are encouraged to contact the relevant faculty member and their lab or research group to discuss the possibility of joining their research team. Prospective students should apply to one of the affiliated graduate programs; admissions information can be found here.

Prospective students who are unsure of which program to apply for are welcome to email with any questions.   Please put "Ph.D. Applicant" in the subject of the email.

Undergraduate Students

Faculty in the Department of Computational Medicine welcome undergraduate students to join their laboratory’s research team.  Interested students should consult the Undergraduate Bioinformatics Research page, and may wish to apply to participate in the BIG Summer Program.