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Specialist – Okada Lab

Recruitment Period

Open date: January 29th, 2019

Last review date: Friday, Jan 24, 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: Wednesday, Jul 29, 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.


Specialist – Okada Lab

The assistant/associate/full specialist in this position is expected to conduct IND (investigational new drug)-enabling studies for our clinical trial of cancer immunotherapy for patients with glioma. Hence, the studies to be conducted include: 1) transduction of human T lymphocytes with retroviral vector encoding a T cell receptor (TCR); 2) evaluation of anti-glioma immune responses by the TCR-transduced T lymphocytes using a variety of immuological assays, such as cytotoxicity assays, cytokine release assays and flow-cytometry; and 3) in vivo studies using immunodeficient mice bearing human glioma xenografts and infusion of TCR-transduced T lymphocytes.

Sufficient experience and knowledge in relevant systems; i.e. culture of T lymphocytes, immunological assays and handling of mouse models is required. Post-graduate training in field is desirable. Specialists appointed at the Assistant or Associate rank must possess at minimum a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or at least five years of experience in the relevant specialization. Specialists appointed at the full rank must possess a terminal degree (or equivalent degree) or ten or more years of experience in the relevant specialization.

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. Please apply online at

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)