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Junior Specialist – Hebrok Lab

Recruitment Period

Open date: April 4th, 2018
Last review date: April 19th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: October 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.


The Diabetes Center is seeking an Junior Specialist. The candidate will be responsible for generation of multiple pancreatic islet cell types through directed differentiation from human Pluripotent Stem Stells (hPSCs); namely alpha, beta and delta cells. Cells will be used to determine aspects of human islet cell biology and might also be employed for drug screening purposes.

The ability to work proficiently with hPSCs is required. Furthermore generation of novel reporter tools through gene editing approaches such as CRIPSR and lentivirus as well as general molecular biology and biochemistry techniques (including but not limited to qPCR, FACS, HIS, Microscopy and DNA sequencing) will be used to investigate the efficiency of differentiations. The candidate will be required to keep highly organized laboratory notebooks and to implement standard operating procedures to allow for production of highly reproducible and defined methods.

Candidates must have a BA/BS in biological sciences or a related science or at least 4 years of related work experience. Strong organization skills and the ability to work under minimal supervision is key for this position. All of the requirements must be met by the appointment date.

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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