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UCSF Junior/Assistant/Associate Specialist Position - McManus Lab

Recruitment Period

Open date: March 10th, 2018
Last review date: March 25th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: September 8th, 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 Junior/Assistant/Associate Specialist Position - McManus Lab

The McManus Lab at University of California San Francisco is seeking a lab specialist at the junior, assistant, or associate rank, depending on qualifications. 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. 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 interested in working with laboratory mice. To learn about our science, visit our websites at:

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

• Specialists appointed at the junior rank must possess a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) in biological/biochemical science or related field or at least four years of research experience in a related field.
• Specialists appointed at the Assistant/Associate rank must possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) in biological/biochemical science or related field or at least five years of experience in the relevant specialization. Appointees at the Associate level must have significant record of academic accomplishment including published or in-press publication, and a demonstrated record of University and/or public service.
• Ability to work under minimal supervision.
• Strong organization, and oral/written communication skills.

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

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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)

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