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Associate Specialist – Chang Lab

Application Window

Open date: November 16th, 2020

Last review date: Friday, Dec 4, 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, May 16, 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

Associate Specialist – Chang Lab

We are seeking an Associate Specialist position in the laboratory of Andy Chang in the Cardiovascular Research Institute at UCSF. The lab is interested in how animals sense oxygen and other metabolic cues to regulate breathing and cardiovascular function from the molecular to whole animal level. The Specialist will focus on functional experiments to study oxygen and metabolic sensing by electrophysiology and/or imaging on mammalian cell and tissue culture. Contribution as co-authors to publications is expected, and an independent project would be encouraged depending on the candidate’s experience, ability, and flexibility with work schedule.

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.

• Specialists appointed at the Associate rank must possess (or be in process of obtaining) a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or must have at least five to ten years of research experience.
• Ability to work independently and with a team.
• Attention to detail in execution and accurate record keeping.
• Willingness and ability to learn new methods and skills for changing research priorities.
• Flexibility to work occasionally in excess of 8 hours and/or on weekends.
• Applicant’s materials must list (pending) qualifications upon submission.
• Applicants must have obtained the required degree for the Specialist rank by the time of hire.

• Previous research experience in physiology or neuroscience.
• Experience with electrophysiology and/or two photon imaging.
• Experience working with primary mammalian cells and cell and tissue culture.
• Familiarity with any of the following techniques: qPCR, RNAscope, immunohistochemistry, use of genetically encoded biosensors, mouse genetics.

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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

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Job location

San Francisco, CA