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Specialist- Jain Lab

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 17th, 2019

Last review date: Friday, Sep 11, 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: Saturday, Apr 17, 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.

Position description

Specialist- Jain Lab

The Jain Lab ( at the University of California, San Francisco is looking for a Specialist at the Junior, Assistant, Associate, or Full ranks to begin working ASAP. A minimum two-year commitment is required. The scientific goal is to study oxygen and vitamin metabolism with the long-term vision of developing new therapies. The Specialist will be expected to perform a range of biochemistry techniques (cloning, western blots, protein biochemistry, tissue culture, microscopy, etc.), and animal work (maintaining mouse colonies, designing breeding schemes, keeping daily record of body weights/survival/activity, basic dissections, etc.).

The breakdown of responsibilities is as follows:
Lab management (ordering, lab inventory, IACUC/BUA protocol, misc tasks) (20%); Animal husbandry (breeding, tagging, genotyping, keep track of cages/crosses, etc.) (15%); Basic animal work (weights, behavior tests, temperature, blood draw, basic dissections) (10%); Cell culture work (passaging cells, doing growth curves) (15%); Molecular biology work (transfection, infection, flow cytometry, westerns, etc.) (10%); Advanced animal work (surgeries, stereotaxic injections, blood pressure, plethysmograph, etc.) (30%)

Required Qualifications:
• Specialists appointed at the junior rank must possess a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent degree) or at least four years of research experience.
• Specialists appointed at the Assistant or Associate ranks must possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or at least five years of research experience.
• Specialists appointed at the Full rank must possess a terminal degree (or equivalent degree) or ten or more years of research experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Previous experience with sophisticated animal work (surgeries, behavior tests, physiology).

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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.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Job location

San Francisco, CA