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Associate Specialist- Bose Lab

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 28th, 2018

Last review date: Saturday, Oct 13, 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 28, 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.


Associate Specialist- Bose Lab

The Rohit Bose Lab at UCSF ( is searching for an exceptionally motivated and enthusiastic research specialist to serve as lab manager, although a premium will be placed on applicants who enjoy doing bench work themselves as well. The lab is run by a practicing physician-scientist focused on hormone-related cancers. Although primarily a lab-focused position, candidate may interface with clinical teams regarding patient data/samples. The lab is particularly focused on using patient samples to model disease in order to develop novel therapeutic strategies. The goal is to be an integral part of the Bose research team working with other lab members on cancer cell biology and to provide support at the same time.

  • Collaborate with other members on research projects that focus on hormone-related cancer organoids etc.
  • Support the organization of the Bose Lab, together with the other specialists. Order supplies, interact with vendors, troubleshoot equipment failure, administrative tasks, etc.
  • This job is a balancing act and requires an organized person with talent for multi-tasking.

Required Qualifications-

  • Appointees must possess a degree (Masters or PhD) in molecular or cell biology, biochemistry, biology or a related discipline.
  • Enjoys learning and science!
  • Very precise protocol habits
  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks routinely (plating cells, running samples, etc.).
  • Outstanding organizational and managerial skills.
  • Flexibility to work occasionally in excess of 8 hours and/or on weekends.
  • A one-year time commitment is required, with possibility of extension.

Preferred Qualifications-

  • The ideal candidate will have several years of lab experience from academia or industry (beyond coursework lab experience) and familiarity with one or more of the following: mammalian cell culture, microscopy, immunostaining, immunofluorescence, molecular biology, use of mouse models.

Please apply online at, submit a CV, cover letter, and 2 references who we may contact directly.

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 (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 2 required (contact information only)