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Junior or Assistant Specialist- Scharschmidt Lab

Recruitment Period

Open date: March 8th, 2018
Last review date: April 5th, 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.


We are a basic immunology and microbiology laboratory ( studying how commensal microbes interface with the skin immune system in both mice and humans. The individual hired for the available position will become a key member in our group, who will support both aspects of lab management as well as specific ongoing research projects. This individual will be responsible for processing and flow cytometric analysis of human and mouse tissue, mouse husbandry and other animal procedures, cultivation of skin bacteria, genotyping, and assisting post-doctoral fellows and graduate students in the lab in other aspects of their work. Up to 20% of time will be dedicated to general lab support, such as ordering and receiving of supplies etc. The ideal candidate will have completed relevant coursework and/or hands-on research experience in immunology. There is opportunity to eventually drive/direct an independent research project upon demonstration of meeting other requirements of the position.

Appointees in the Specialist series will be expected to engage in specialized research, professional activities and do not have teaching responsibilities. Specialists are expected to use their professional expertise to make scientific and scholarly contributions, and may participate in University and Public Service. Specialists appointed at the junior rank must possess a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) or equivalent research experience (e.g., with instrumentation and research equipment, social science research methods, or creative activities). Specialists appointed at the Assistant rank must possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or five years of experience demonstrating expertise in the relevant specialization. A 2-year commitment to working in the lab is also required. Preference given to candidates with hands on experience in flow cytometry and/or other immunology core techniques.

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.

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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

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
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