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Research Specialist (Roy Lab)

Recruitment Period

Open date: January 3rd, 2018
Last review date: June 29th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: July 3rd, 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.


University of California, San Francisco
Research Specialist (Roy Lab)

The Biodesign Laboratory at UCSF, led by Dr. Shuvo Roy, is seeking a highly-motivated specialist to work on the “The Kidney Project” ( We seek to hire a research specialist to work with current graduate students and postdocs in our multidisciplinary team of academic and industry researchers who are applying MEMS (microelectromechanical systems) and tissue engineering strategies to medical device development. The specialist will contribute to developing an implantable device suitable for preclinical testing in collaboration with nephrologists, biomedical engineers, and transplant surgeons. More specifically, the individual will be working on medical device experiment plans and studies necessary to transition the device from preclinical to clinical trials.

Required qualifications:

  • Specialists appointed at the junior rank must possess a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) in engineering or related discipline.
  • Specialists appointed at the Assistant or Associate ranks must possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) in engineering (or related field) or at least five years of experience in the relevant specialization.
  • Specialist appointed at the Full rank must possess a terminal degree (or equivalent degree) in engineering (or related field) or ten or more years of experience in the relevant specialization.
  • Experience working in a bioengineering research laboratory is required.

Preferred qualification:

  • Experience working with cell cultures.

This is a full-time position, and would be ideal for a recent or upcoming graduate seeking to gain laboratory research experience using state-of-the-art technologies. It is our intention for the selected candidate to contribute meaningfully to projects and co-author peer-reviewed publications.

Please apply online at

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
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