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Associate Specialist - Immunogenetics and Transplantation Laboratory (ITL)

Application Window

Open date: January 14, 2022

Most recent review date: Tuesday, Jan 31, 2023 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, Jul 14, 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 - Immunogenetics and Transplantation Laboratory (ITL)
University of California, San Francisco
Department of Surgery

An Associate Specialist position is available in the Immunogenetics and Transplantation Laboratory (ITL) at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). The qualified candidate will be working on projects related to Immunogenetic, Histocompatibility, and Transplant Immunology.

The overall goals are to 1) Define the functional histocompatibility to increase the number of transplants and improve transplant outcomes by identifying acceptable HLA mismatches and tolerable donor- specific antibodies; 2) Understand the function of germline-encoded polymorphism of immunity-related genes (HLA, KIR, KLR, FcR) in human ethnic populations and their impact on infections, tumor transformation, autoimmune diseases, pregnancy success and allogeneic solid organ and bone marrow transplantation.

• Hold a Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) in a biological science discipline such as Immunology, molecular biology, genetics, or related fields.
• Expertise in Biology/Immunology, and basic cellular and molecular biology techniques (cell culture, flow cytometry, genetic sequencing).
• Experience in CRISPR-Cas gene-editing technology.
• Experience in cloning, recombination technology, expression, and functional studies.
• Experience in antibody functional characterization, immune checkpoint functional assays, ligand binding assay, cell-based binding assay, reporter gene assays, cell killing experiments.
• Strong statistical and analytical skills.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills. Actively participate in writing journal articles and grant proposals.
• Work independently and as part of a team, collaborating with others.
• Have at least two years of availability.

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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:

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