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UCSF Liver Center - Junior Specialist

Application Window

Open date: August 24, 2021

Most recent review date: Sunday, Oct 31, 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: Friday, Feb 24, 2023 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

Junior Specialist – UCSF Liver Center

Description

The UCSF Liver Center (http://livercenter.ucsf.edu) operates several core facilities as part of its mission to support liver-related research programs at UCSF. The Center seeks an academically-oriented and motivated individual to join the Liver Cell Isolation, Analysis and Immunology Core. The primary function of the core is to isolate primary cells from rodent and human livers for client investigators who wish to use them in downstream studies. Training will be provided in established protocols for cell isolation: these involve perfusion digestion of the intact liver and purification of crude cell suspensions by a range of techniques such as MACS or centrifugal elutriation. Less frequent duties include expansion and banking of select liver cell lines used by UCSF researchers as well as maintenance of iPS cell lines as needed. To ensure smooth operation of the core facility, the incumbent will prepare and sterilize all instruments and solutions required for cell isolation and culture; maintain all relevant equipment (perfusion pumps, centrifuges, rotors, incubators, biosafety cabinets); order and receive supplies; maintain records of completed work; keep up-to-date records of the cost of all work for recharge accounting; and assist with/stewardship of relevant animal and human research protocols. The work requires manual skill, attention to detail, and the ability to manage a schedule with multiple clients. The incumbent must be willing to work periodic weekends to maintain active cell cultures. S/he must also be willing to work occasional nights -- often with short notice -- to accommodate the often unscheduled availability of human liver tissue for cell isolation.

Required qualifications

• Must possess a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) or at least 4 years of relevant research experience
• Demonstrated knowledge of chemistry, sufficient to prepare and pH laboratory solutions
• Excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills (verbal and written)
• Willingness and ability to learn new methods and skills
• Ability to work independently and as a member of a research team
• Willingness to work outside normal business hours on occasion to meet research demands
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel

Preferred qualfications
• Prior experience in laboratory research, specifically cell culture

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.

Please apply online at https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/JPF03561. Applicants’ materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission.

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
  • 2-4 required (contact information only)

Campus Information

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy found here: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19.

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