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Research Specialist in Liver Tissue Engineering

Recruitment Period

Open date: July 9th, 2019

Last review date: Thursday, Aug 8, 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: Saturday, Jan 9, 2021 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.


Research Specialist in Liver Tissue Engineering

The Department of Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco is seeking a Specialist at the Assistant, Associate, or Full rank. The responsibilities of the position are to investigate the cellular and molecular processes required for successful liver tissue engineering. Laboratory investigations he/she may perform include sterile cell culture, mouse hepatocyte and non-parenchymal cell isolation, matrix gel construction, maintenance of human stem cell lines, three-dimensional (3D) organoid culture, 3D bioprinting, maintenance of transgenic mouse colonies, RNA purification, real-time quantitative reverse-transcription PCR, ELISA assays, immunohistochemistry, immunoblotting, as well as survival and non-survival mouse surgeries. The candidate will perform laboratory experiments and data analysis for ongoing projects in the lab. He/she should be able to work well under the direction of the PI as well as independently. He/she should be willing to perform rodent experiments and work with human stem cells. The candidate may be responsible for basic lab/equipment maintenance, supplies ordering, and bookkeeping. We prefer candidates who have good public speaking and writing skills and the ability to draft papers/grants under the PI’s guidance.

More information regarding the laboratory’s projects and publications can be found at

Specialists appointed at the Assistant or Associate Rank must possess (or in process of obtaining) a Master’s or PhD degree (or equivalent) or must have at least five to ten years of research experience. Specialists appointed at the Full rank must possess (or in process of obtaining) a PhD degree (or equivalent degree) or must have at least ten or more years of research experience. Applicant’s materials must list (pending) qualifications upon submission. Applicant must have obtained all requirements by time of hire.

Appointees in the Specialist series will be expected to engage in specialized research, professional activities and do not have teaching responsibilities. Specialists are 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 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 (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)