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Xu Lab- Lab Technician/Lab Manager

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 24th, 2018

Last review date: Thursday, Jan 31, 2019 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 24, 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.


The Xu Lab at the UCSF Diabetes Center is seeking a lab technician/lab manager at the Junior Specialist or Assistant Specialist rank, depending on qualifications. The overall goal of our research is to understand the mechanisms behind obesity, type 2 diabetes and fatty liver diseases. Our work focuses on elucidating the functions of the CNS neuronal circuits in adaptive regulation of food intake, energy expenditure, and hepatic lipid metabolism in response to physiological and environmental changes, such as starvation, high-fat feeding and aging.

The major responsibilities of the position include performing experiments under the supervision of the principal investigator (70-80% time), as well as managing lab business in the capacity of our lab manager (20-30% time).

The successful candidate must hold a recent bachelor (for Junior Specialist) or a recent master’s degree (for Assistant Specialist) in biological sciences, and have prior laboratory research experience. The candidate should have the ability to carry out experiments independently, perform data analysis, interpret results and do trouble-shooting. The candidate is expected to present at seminars, journal clubs and publish the research findings. The applicant must be comfortable working with mice. Having excellent communication skills and superb work ethics are absolute requirements.

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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

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)