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Specialist – Molecular Biology & Proteomics (Krogan lab, UCSF)

Application Window

Open date: October 6th, 2021

Last review date: Friday, Jan 21, 2022 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: Thursday, Apr 6, 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

Specialist – Molecular Biology & Proteomics (Krogan lab, UCSF)

You will be working focusing on mapping protein interactions and signaling networks for complex biological problems on cross-disciplinary projects. The Krogan Lab ( is a highly dynamic and collaborative laboratory focusing on the molecular networks underpinning infectious disease, carcinogenesis and neurological disorders.

This role is an excellent opportunity to learn a number of valuable, cutting-edge techniques in cell and molecular biology, as well as proteomics, while working with a dynamic and interdisciplinary research team. You will generate and characterize cell lines expressing affinity-tagged proteins of interest, perform affinity purifications, and proximity labeling of proteins and their interactors for mass spectrometry analysis. The candidate will also have the opportunity to develop and implement new protocols for mass spectrometry-based proteomics experiments.

Candidate’s CV and/or cover letter must state basic qualifications (or if pending) upon submission. Candidates must meet all Required Qualifications by the time of hire.

Required Qualifications:
● Assistant/Associate Rank: Master’s degree, or Bachelor’s degree and 5-10 years of work experience in biological sciences or an appropriate scientific field.
● Full Specialist rank: PhD. or 10 or more years of work experience in biological sciences or an appropriate scientific field.
● Experience in the essential molecular biology techniques of molecular cloning, PCR, and western blotting.
● Experience in cell/tissue culture experience.
● Able to work independently and meet deadlines; recognize and resolve problems while maintaining a high level of organization.
● Effective verbal and written communication skills to interface with the team to review and analyze the results.
● Demonstrated experience in Microsoft Word and Excel,).

Preferred skills:
● Generating new cell lines and characterizing them.
● DNA/RNA Blotting
● Transfection or viral transduction.
● Affinity purifications of proteins.
● Preparation for samples for mass spectrometric analysis.
● Fluorescence microscopy.
● Experience with mass spectrometry data.
● Experience with managing large datasets and/or databases.
● Experience with statistical data analysis.

Please apply online at, with a CV, cover letter, and two reference contacts.

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:

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 2 required (contact information only)

Campus Information

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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.

Job location

San Francisco, CA