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Translational Research Specialist

Recruitment Period

Open date: August 2nd, 2018
Last review date: Friday, Aug 17, 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: Friday, Jan 31, 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.


Translational Research Specialist

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide and the Thoracic Oncology Program is poised to conquer it. The Kratz lab at the UCSF Surgery/Cancer Center is looking for a specialist at Associate or Full Level to assist with translational and clinical research efforts. This individual will work closely with the group working on assembling a clinical database and performing clinical and translational research in human thoracic malignancies.

The translational research and drug discovery development team works in four key areas:

  1. Translational research projects for patients diagnosed with high-risk early-stage lung cancer 2. Clinical Outcomes Research 3. Clinical Trials Research The position requires an MD degree or equivalent and a demonstrated capacity to work accurately and learn quickly. It is an outstanding opportunity for those wanting more exposure to the field of clinical and translational research. Excellent written and oral communication skills as well meticulous organizational skills are required.

All applicants with a relevant background may apply, but a priority will be given to applicants with clinical experience. This is an outstanding opportunity to learn a variety of translational research techniques used in the basic science and clinical research while working in an outstanding institution.

Please apply online at

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.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)