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Junior, Assistant, Associate, or Full Level Specialist- Hematologic Malignancies

Application Window

Open date: September 13th, 2021

Last review date: Wednesday, Oct 13, 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: Monday, Mar 13, 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

University of California, San Francisco
Department of Medicine-Hematology/Oncology

Junior, Assistant, Associate, or Full Level Specialist- Hematologic Malignancies

The research program in the Gaensler laboratory focuses on the application of genetic engineering strategies for the treatment of hematologic disorders, development of stem cell transplantation approaches, and for design of immunotherapeutic strategies for the treatment of acute myelogenous leukemia.

The Gaensler Laboratory at the University of California, San Francisco is seeking to recruit an outstanding candidate to fill a Research Specialist position at the Junior, Assistant, Associate, or Full Level. The ideal candidate must have excellent recent training and research experience in molecular/cellular biology, and immunology or a related discipline. We are pursuing translational and pre-clinical studies using a novel leukemia vaccine (Shi et al, 2018). Currently, the outcomes for older patients with acute myelogenous leukemia are dismal. Thus, our long-term objective is to enhance anti-leukemic immune responses in patients and thereby increase relapse-free survival. Proof of concept studies have been performed in relevant cell lines and in vivo in tumor model systems (Shi, et al, 2018).

Research in the laboratory focuses on (1) assessing immunological responses to engineered human leukemia vaccines in preparation for a pre-IND application - experience in the generation and review of regulatory documents for submission to the FDA and project management would be helpful and (2) pursuing collaborative mechanistic studies with labs at UCSF, UCLA, and UC Davis.

Individuals with an interest in basic and translational cancer research and a strong background in cellular biology, immunology, and murine models of human disease are encouraged to apply. Applicants should be well organized, focused on technical precision and reproducibility, and demonstrate independence and responsibility for their workflows.

Research in the laboratory focuses on (1) identifying molecular drivers of prostate cancer pathogenesis, (2) understanding the mechanisms that contribute to disease progression and metastasis, and (3) developing novel therapeutic strategies. Our lab utilizes cancer genomics, cell biology, CRISPR screening, and mouse modeling approaches to answer fundamental questions underlying prostate cancer biology, with the goal of translating discoveries from the lab into the clinic.

Required qualifications:
• Applicants need to be self-motivated, fast learners, critical thinkers, and enthusiastic about science and medicine.
• Demonstrated ability to work both as part of a team and independently.
• Strong ability to problem solve and troubleshoot experiments.
• Applicants will need to be highly technical and detail oriented.
• Specialists appointed at:
o Junior rank must possess a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) or 4 years of relevant research experience.
o Assistant rank must possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or 5 years of relevant research experience.
o Associate rank must possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or 5-10 years of relevant research experience.
o Full rank must possess a PhD degree or at least ten or more years of experience in the relevant specialization.

Salary and appointment will be commensurate with the applicant's experience and training. This position is available immediately. Interested candidates should apply via the UCSF Academic Personnel URL:

https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/JPF03592

Please submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and contact information for three references. Applicants’ materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission.

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.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - CV must clearly list current and/or pending qualifications (e.g. board eligibility/certification, medical licensure, etc.).

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please see the following page for more details: https://diversity.ucsf.edu/contributions-to-diversity-statement
    (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Campus Information

All UCSF employees must participate in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination Program. Relevant policy information, FAQ’s, and forms may be found by visiting: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/2021/07/ucs-covid-19-vaccine-policy.html.

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