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Specialist - Fahy Lab

Recruitment Period

Open date: January 25th, 2018
Last review date: February 9th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: July 26th, 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.


Cardiovascular Research Institute at University of California, San Francisco has an opening for a Full Specialist. The specialist will explore mechanisms of pathologic mucus gel formation in the airways with an emphasis on mechanisms of mucin polymer cross-linking via redox pertubation. The Fahy lab aims to develop novel mucolytic treatments for mucus pathology based on deep understanding of the biologic mechanisms that drive mucus gel stiffness. Chief among these mechanisms are oxidative pathways that target thiol groups in cysteine domains in mucins. Key molecules of interest are peroxidases and their halide substrates that convert hydrogen peroxide to potent oxidative reactants with specificity for SH groups. The specialist will be responsible for building research systems that focus on better understanding of how these molecules operate in the context of airway inflammation to drive mucu pathology in airway diseases such as asthma, COPD, and CF. Key expertise areas include lung and airway biology, cell and molecular biology, and rheology. Key skills include ability to design assays that quantify the kinetics of chemical or biological reactions.

Bachelor level degree in biology, chemistry, or related field with at least 10 years of laboratory experience or a terminal degree and a track record of publishing manuscripts in health science topics is required. Independent specialized research is preferred.

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. Please apply online at

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that 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)

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