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Brain Tumor Center Preclinical Core Specialist

Recruitment Period

Open date: January 16th, 2018
Last review date: February 15th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: July 17th, 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.


The UCSF Brain Tumor Center Preclinical Core has a Specialist position available at the Junior, Assistant, Associate and Full level. Highly motivated individuals with laboratory research experience are being recruited. The Preclinical Core has a long track record of innovative, translational research of brain tumor biology, and the Specialist position is advertised to facilitate the biologic aims of a prospective clinical trial to identify and deliver novel molecular therapeutics to brain tumor patients.

Specialists appointed at the junior rank must possess a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) or at least four years of research experience (e.g., with instrumentation and research equipment, social science research methods, or creative activities). Specialists appointed at the Assistant or Associate rank at minimum must possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or at least five years of research experience. Specialist appointed at the Full rank must possess a terminal degree (or equivalent degree) or ten or more years of research experience. Expertise with cell culture and molecular biology are required, and familiarity with brain organoid and patient-derived xenograph mouse models are encouraged, but not required. Projects will center around modeling human brain tumors in vitro and in vivo to facilitate the identification and characterization of patient-specific targets for molecular therapy. Applicants will be expected to work in a collaborative setting with the other members of the Preclinical Core staff, as well as members of the clinical trial team, including neuro-oncologists, radiation oncologists neuro-pathologists and neurosurgeons.

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue as needed throughout the recruitment period. Salary and rank will be commensurate with the applicants experience and training. To apply, please send a current CV, cover letter, and contact information of 3 references to

For questions, please contact Dr. David R. Raleigh, Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology and Neurological Surgery, and Director of the UCSF Brain Tumor Center Preclinical Core, 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

  • 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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