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Associate Specialist – Transplant and Stem Cell Immunobiology (TSI) Laboratory

Application Window

Open date: December 15, 2021

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Nov 30, 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, Jun 15, 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

Associate Specialist – Transplant and Stem Cell Immunobiology (TSI) Laboratory
University of California, San Francisco

The Transplant and Stem Cell Immunobiology (TSI) Laboratory in the Department of Surgery at UCSF is dedicated to developing new approaches to cell therapy. That includes immune editing strategies that shield cells from immune cells and antibodies. We engineer T cell, NK cell therapeutics for immune oncology indications as well as regenerative cell products for cell replacement and regenerative medicine. Our lab is well connected within the ImmunoX community, and we collaborate with several groups in the Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research.

We are looking for a Specialist to help with the below responsibilities:

• Develop editing strategies and perform gene editing for various cell types (primary and iPSC-derived
• Be the expert for cell editing and contribute scientifically and technically to the strategy and tactics of cell therapeutics in the pipeline
• Perform immune assays including Elispot assays, XCelligence assays and flow cytometry
• Lead the cell sorting efforts across multiple project
• Contribute to cell culture and molecular biology assays for cells and stem cells
• Work effectively with other team members and with collaborators in other labs
• Contribute to building a positive, team-oriented culture

The position requires a Master’s degree or must have at least 5 years or more experience in gene editing including electroporation and lentivirus-based editing. Candidates must have demonstrated skills and knowledge in cell culture (iPSCs and primary cells), excellent project management skills, the ability to effectively communicate with academic labs and companies to ensure project progression, be self-motivated, and be able to adapt quickly to changing priorities and deadlines. Candidates should also have a desire to advance and excel in their position while contributing to the overall lab growth and scientific success.

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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 (Optional)

  • 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