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Yu Lab - Assistant or Associate Specialist

Recruitment Period

Open date: January 20th, 2021

Last review date: Thursday, Feb 4, 2021 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, Jul 20, 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

University of California, San Francisco
Department of Medicine

The Yu Lab in the Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, is recruiting for an Assistant or Associate Specialist. Salary will be commensurate with level of experience.

The Yu laboratory utilizes mouse models and translational human studies to investigate inflammatory lung diseases such as Cystic Fibrosis (CF). Our ongoing research projects include acute and chronic infection models with Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, novel nanoparticle delivery of CF antimicrobials and mucolytics, and evaluation of platelet-mediated inflammation in CF lung and pancreatic disease. The lab has expertise in advanced imaging techniques such as 2-photon intravital lung and pancreatic microscopy.

Specialists appointed in the Associate rank must have a Master’s degree or Ph.D. or 5-10 years of experience in the relevant specialization. Associate Specialists are expected to have a record of academic accomplishment, including contributions to published or in-press research in a scientific field and a demonstrated record of University and/or public service. Candidates must have expertise in one of the following areas: mouse models, recombinant DNA technology, PCR, or flow cytometry.

Specialists appointed at the Assistant rank must possess (or in process of obtaining) a Master of Science degree in Biology, Chemistry, or a field related to Biomedicine or five years of experience in the relevant specialization. Applicant’s materials must list (pending) qualifications upon submission. Applicants must have obtained the degree requirement for the Specialist rank by the time of hire. Candidates must have expertise in one of the following areas: mouse models, recombinant DNA technology, PCR, or flow cytometry.

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 will be commensurate with the applicants experience and training.

UC San Francisco 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.

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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