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Research Specialist – Mattis Lab

Application Window

Open date: February 4, 2022

Most recent review date: Saturday, Feb 19, 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: Friday, Aug 4, 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

Research Specialist – Mattis Lab
Department of Pathology

The Mattis Laboratory at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) studies the mechanisms regulating lipid metabolism in human liver diseases. We seek a Research Specialist position to work as part of a team on a human fatty liver research project. This individual will conduct experiments under the direct supervision of a senior postdoc and will also receive mentoring and direct guidance from the principal investigator in order to advance their career in academic research. Techniques that may be used include iPS cells, DNA cloning and PCR, protein purification and pull downs, enzymology, tissue culture, and tissue immunohistochemical evaluation. Additional responsibilities include ordering, organizing and maintaining stocks of lab supplies and reagents, and performing other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
• Specialists appointed at the junior rank must possess a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) or must have at least four years of relevant research experience (e.g., with instrumentation and research equipment, social science research methods, or creative activities).

Preferred Qualifications:
• Independent specialized research.

Appointees in the Specialist series will be expected to engage in specialized research, professional activities and do not have teaching responsibilities. Specialists are expected to use their professional expertise to make scientific and scholarly contributions, and may participate in University and Public Service. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue as needed throughout the recruitment period. Salary and rank will be commensurate with the applicants experience and training.

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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
  • 2 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