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Nakano Lab - Junior Specialist

Recruitment Period

Open date: February 26th, 2019

Last review date: Friday, May 10, 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: Wednesday, Aug 26, 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 Specialist

The Nakano Lab at UCSF is looking for a highly motivated individual contributing to the research projects associated with tooth and bone development. The candidate is expected to work on the experiments associated with molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, and mouse genetics. The candidate will also be expected to help develop new analysis methods, maintain the lab and teach new lab members techniques. The candidate will have the opportunity to present their research at local meetings and earn authorship on publications where they contribute data.

• A bachelor’s degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Genetics or related area at the time of hire.
• Knowledge and research experience with basic molecular biology, cell biology and biochemistry protocols.
• Previous research experience with mouse genetics is preferred but we are open to training.
• Highly motivated to learn new techniques.

Please submit a CV, a cover letter, and provide a minimum of two reference letters from an academic professional supporting your scientific capability.

UCSF seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service 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.

Please apply online at

Job location

San Francisco


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 letters of reference required