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UCSF Specialist Position - McManus Lab

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 22nd, 2017
Last review date: October 13th, 2017
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: March 23rd, 2019
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


UCSF Specialist Position

The McManus Lab at University of California San Francisco is seeking a junior, assistant, or associate specialist. Our laboratory is interested in the role of non-coding RNAs and the regulation of gene expression. One focus of our research is to determine the mechanisms for gene regulation and function in mouse models, illuminating connections between noncoding RNAs and development/disease. Other projects develop and use new technologies based on noncoding RNA tools to interrogate fundamental biology. The candidate will be working in a small team who are engaged in basic research. This is a full-time position at UCSF and ideal position for applicants.

Specialist appointed at the junior level must have a BA/BS in biological/biochemical science or related field or at least four years of research experience in a related field.
Specialist appointed at the assistant or associate level, must have a master’s degree in biological/biochemical science or related field or at least five years of experience in the relevant specialization.
Ability to work under minimal supervision as an integral member of a research team.
Interested in working with laboratory mice.
Strong organization, and oral/written communication skills.

Preferred Assets:
Previous experience in animal husbandry.
Knowledge of and experience with basic molecular biology protocols.

Perform molecular biology techniques including DNA extraction, PCR, plasmid preparation and basic cloning.
Oversee transgenic mouse colony maintenance (genotyping, breeding, …).
Perform dissections and collect embryos and adult mouse tissues as needed.
Record keeping and data entry.
Perform other duties as assigned.

In addition, please send a C.V. and three references to
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UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California 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.

Job location

San Francisco, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

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