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Molecular Biology Position - McManus Lab

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 17th, 2018

Last review date: Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 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, Apr 17, 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 Summary
The McManus Lab at the University of California San Francisco is seeking a motivated individual with a passion for molecular biology/genetics. A major focus of the position will be to assist the lab in molecular cloning and basic molecular biological research. Previous research experience is preferred but we are open to training the right individual. Candidate must be willing to work as an integral member of a research team, be organized, and have strong communication skills. This is a full-time position at UCSF and ideal position for applicants having a sincere fascination with basic science and research.

BS or MS in biological sciences or a related science- alternatively, 1 year or more molecular biology research experience.

Knowledge of and experience with basic molecular biology protocols: PCR, DNA sequence analysis and cloning; comfort working with instrumentation and computers; maintenance of accurate notebooks and computer files; team player with good communication and interpersonal skills; willingness to learn, seek out advice and admit errors; highly motivated to succeed. Analytical skills and comfort with basic statistics a plus. Strong organization skills and the ability to multitask and work under minimal supervision is key for this position.

Perform molecular biology techniques including DNA extraction, PCR, plasmid preparation and basic cloning.
Perform basic molecular and cellular biology experiments
Maintenance of accurate notebooks and computer records
Perform other duties as assigned

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San Francisco, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)