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Papa Lab - Junior, Assistant, or Associate Specialist

Recruitment Period

Open date: April 14th, 2019

Last review date: Monday, Sep 30, 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, Oct 14, 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.


University of California, San Francisco

Department of Medicine, Lung Biology Center

The Papa Lab in the Department of Medicine, Lung Biology Center, is recruiting for a Junior, Assistant, or Associate Specialist. Appointees at the associate level should have significant record of academic accomplishment including published or in-press publication and considerable independence in planning and execution of research.

The search is for a Junior, Assistant, or Associate Specialist who will contribute to an investigation of the mechanisms regulating endoplasmic reticulum stress-dependent signaling and protein quality control in animal disease models. Model organisms to be utilized in the studies include M. musculus. Tissue culture and a number of cell lines will also be used.

• Specialists appointed at the junior rank must possess a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) or at least 4 years of research experience.
• Specialists appointed at the Assistant rank must possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or at least 5 years of experience in the relevant specialization.
• Specialists appointed at the Associate rank must possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or 5-10 years of experience in the relevant specialization.
• Comprehensive experience in animal handling, mouse colony maintenance, breeding, and genotyping
• Knows general animal compound dosing techniques like intra-peritoneal, oral gavage, and tail-vein injections.
• Blood sample collection, blood glucose measurements.
• Proficient in general animal dissection and tissue harvesting techniques.
• 3 years of laboratory experience (under-graduate or graduate) with molecular techniques such as qPCR as well as modern techniques for cloning of DNA fragments.
• Willing to learn and adopt specialized tissue harvesting techniques.
• Evidence of a capability to plan, execute and interpret experiments.
• Experience working with transgenic mice is needed.

Appointee in the Specialist series will be expected to engage in specialized research, professional activities and does not have teaching responsibilities. He/she is expected to use their professional expertise to make scientific and scholarly contributions, and may participate in University and Public Service. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue as needed throughout the recruitment period. Salary and rank will be commensurate with the applicant’s experience and training.

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.

The University undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for underutilized minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for covered veterans. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities and women.

Please apply online at For more information, contact the Chair of the search committee Feroz Papa, M.D., Ph.D. 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
  • 3 required (contact information only)