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Junior or Assistant Specialist (Duan Lab)

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 14th, 2018
Last review date: Saturday, Sep 29, 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: Saturday, Mar 14, 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.


Job Description

Junior or Assistant Specialist (Duan Lab)

The Department of Ophthalmology is seeking a Junior or Assistant Specialist. 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 engage in specialized research in the retina and the brain and to use their professional expertise to make scientific and scholarly contributions, and may participate in University and Public Service.

Description: The individual will be responsible for animal colony maintenance genotyping; molecular cloning and genome engineering techniques; cell culture and harvesting; immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization; animal ocular and brain surgeries; and lab organization and management, including biosafety, animal protocol and chemical safety.

Education and Experience: Specialists appointed at the junior rank must possess a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) or at least four years of research experience (e.g., with instrumentation and research equipment, social science research method or creative activities). Specialists appointed at the Assistant rank must possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or at least five years of experience in the relevant specialization. The candidate must have organizational and collaborative skills. Must be adaptable, reliable, and willing to learn. Excellent communication skills are essential. Prior research/wet lab experience and basic molecular biology and chemistry knowledge is preferred.

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.

Send CV, statement of research, a statement of career goals and contact information for two references apply online at AP Recruit

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 - A statement of career goals.

  • Statement of Research

Reference requirements
  • 2 required (contact information only)