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Junior/Assistant Research Specialist

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 22nd, 2018

Last review date: Tuesday, Nov 6, 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: Wednesday, Apr 22, 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.


Junior/Assistant Research Specialist
Department of Surgery
University of California, San Francisco

The Wang Laboratory at the University of California, San Francisco is seeking a junior/assistant research specialist to participate in our ongoing angiogenesis research, which spans vascular biology, developmental biology, cancer, and stem cell biology.

Specifically, we are investigating the cell-signaling pathways, including those mediated by Notch, ephrin-B2, and TGF beta responsible for angiogenesis. The laboratory is well equipped to perform state-of-the-art research on angiogenesis at the molecular, cellular, and organismic levels using sophisticated mouse genetics, cutting-edge imaging, and cell/molecular biology. These advanced technologies are coupled with preclinical studies, offering a great opportunity for translational research.

The successful candidate will carry out scientific experiments necessary for this position, including mouse breeding, genotyping, micro-dissection, mouse surgery; tissue sectioning, immunostaining, and microscopy, including two photon imaging and 3D rendering, and image processing; and other techniques to support the research efforts of the lab.

The incumbent will be responsible for maintaining lab reagent, supplies, and solutions; ordering and record keeping; assisting in facility management, including maintaining and updating lab compliance with University protocols; equipment maintenance; financial reconciliation; and other duties as assigned.

The incumbent will also be responsible for coordinating lab events; assisting in grant applications; disseminating research and laboratory related communication, and website updating; proofreading and editing documents; and recording meeting minutes.

Candidates appointed at the junior level must have a BA/BS in a related science field or at least four years of relevant work experience. Candidates appointed at the assistant level must at minimum have a master’s degree in a related science field or at least five years of relevant work experience. Candidates need to be highly responsible and motivated, with outstanding hands-on, organizational, communication, and computer skills. In addition to a background in the sciences, strong writing, proofreading, and editing skills, as well as computer proficiency (Microsoft Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word) are required. Mouse and laboratory research experience are preferred. This position provides exceptional experience for individuals with various career goals, but is especially well-suited for future graduate school applicants.

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, and community services have 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.

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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
  • 3 required (contact information only)