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Professional Researcher - Tang Lab

Recruitment Period

Open date: July 23rd, 2018
Last review date: Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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 candidate for this position will be responsible for leading mouse and human pre-clinical transplant studies in the UCSF Transplantation Research Lab and participate in the development of encapsulation strategies to adopt with human islets, stem cell-derived or xeno-derived grafts. The incumbent is responsible for designing and implementing experiments to mitigate transplant-related ischemia and improve cell survival, particularly for mature islets and stem cell-derived beta cells. Assays include in vitro viability and functional assays, flow cytometry, imaging, in vivo assays in immune-compromised and humanized mouse models. The incumbent will lead a group of researchers consisting of postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows, and staff research associates to carry out these tasks. Activities to be carried out by the incumbent include orchestrating multiple projects of mechanistic studies and pre-clinical trials, training and supervising staff and fellows, working in multidisciplinary, cross-functional environment. The candidate is required to be in close communication with various members of the research team including principal investigators, medical directors, clinicians, performing independent research, developing and implementing standard operating procedures (SOP) for clinical trials, and reviewing the most recent literature to keep the Transplantation Research Lab up-to-date with most current developments.

The incumbent must have a PhD in biomedical sciences, at least 10 years of wet lab research experience since obtaining the degree, a strong background in transplantation-related research and encapsulation devices. A deep understanding of cell therapy concept, especially FDA regulations related to clinical trials, is highly desirable. Candidate must have extensive experience molecular biology techniques, immunohistochemistry and confocal microscopy techniques, gene expression profile analysis, cell culture techniques, flow cytometry, and working with in vivo mouse models. The candidate must be highly motivated and organized to lead team and drive multiple projects forward at the same time.

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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.