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Research Associate to Study Kidney Diseases (Associate Specialist Position) – Sarwal Lab

Application Window

Open date: July 31st, 2020

Last review date: Saturday, Aug 15, 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: Monday, Jan 31, 2022 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

Research Associate to Study Kidney Diseases (Associate Specialist Position) – Sarwal Lab
University of California, San Francisco
Department of Surgery

The Sarwal Lab has an opening for an NIH funded Associate Specialist to join a fast-paced, highly productive group that specializes in translational research in kidney injury and organ transplantation. The incumbent will be a highly productive and multitasking research professional who will work on research projects in a highly collaborative environment to explore the molecular basis of native and transplant kidney injury. This position will be supported by strong bioinformatics expertise in the lab.

Job responsibilities
In collaboration with the Principal Investigator (PI), Dr. Minnie Sarwal and other senior scientists in the lab the incumbent is expected to assist with the following tasks.
• Lead the funded studies in terms of executing the proposed experiments in the funded studies, troubleshooting, data generation and data reporting
• Collaborate with the Sarwal lab members on other projects that are ongoing in the Lab and promote a collaborative environment.
• Get involved in project design and facilitate in grant writing.
• Training junior staff and trainees in the lab who need to participate in the project the incumbent is leading.

Job Requirements
• Ph.D. in biological sciences with at least 2 years of postdoctoral experience.
• Superior technical proficiency, interpretive and analytic skills as demonstrated by publications in high impact factor peer-reviewed journals.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Solid expertise in biomedical translational research at hospitals and universities.
• Prior expertise with troubleshooting of technical aspects of molecular interrogation and quantification methods.

Priority will be given to candidates who are familiar with studies that explore molecular mechanisms involved in kidney diseases. The incumbent is expected to work in a highly collaborative environment and contribute in design, management and implementation of research projects. Experience in cell culture, both in human primary and immortal cell lines growth and manipulation (CRISPR-CAS9, RNA interference, lentivirus transduction, etc.) is a plus. Prior experience in basic nucleic acid and protein work using flow cytometry and seq-techniques as well as proficiency in fluorescence microscopy will be considered a plus.

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.

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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)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

Job location

San Francisco, CA