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Assistant/Associate Specialist in Liver Tissue Engineering – Chang Laboratory

Application Window

Open date: November 12, 2021

Next review date: Tuesday, Jan 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, May 12, 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

Assistant/Associate Specialist in Liver Tissue Engineering – Chang Laboratory
University of California, San Francisco

The Chang Laboratory for Liver Tissue Engineering is seeking a dedicated scientist to fill a Research Specialist position at the Assistant or Associate rank, and to join our team working towards the goal of developing novel tissue-based therapies to treat end-stage liver disease. The Specialist will spearhead and conduct studies involving human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived liver organoids and downstream applications in three-dimensional tissue fabrication, cryopreservation, and transplantation into animal models. The Specialist will write papers, present at meetings, and advise students in the lab. The Chang Laboratory is committed to mentoring the career development of our lab members and to broadening participation of under-represented groups in biomedical research.

Candidates with experience in tissue culture, molecular biology, rodent animal models, and/or bioinformatics, and/or with knowledge of liver biology, pathophysiology, and/or metabolic processes are highly encouraged to apply.

Candidates should also have the following qualities: 1) collaborative team player, 2) scientifically rigorous, 3) strong written and oral communication skills, and 4) passionate about scientific discovery and the positive difference science can make in people’s lives.

More information regarding the laboratory’s projects and publications can be found at

Specialists appointed at the Assistant rank must possess (or be in the process of obtaining) a Master’s degree in the biomedical science field or must have at least 5 years of research experience.

Specialists appointed at the Associate rank must possess (or be in the process of obtaining) a Master’s degree or PhD degree (or equivalent) in the biomedical science field or must have at least 5-10 years of research experience.

Applicant materials must list (pending) qualifications upon submission. Applicant must have all requirements met by time of hire.

Please apply online at

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
  • 3 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:

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