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Cyster Lab – Junior Specialist

Application Window

Open date: February 7, 2022

Most recent review date: Friday, Jan 6, 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: Monday, Aug 7, 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

Cyster Lab – Junior Specialist

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE – Microbiology and Immunology

Description

The Cyster lab is seeking a Junior Specialist to join our group and contribute to new and ongoing projects. Our lab focuses on the organizer cues and cell migration dynamics underlying adaptive immune responses. We are also interested in defining the signaling requirements for mounting antibody responses. The candidate will be expected to contribute to the study of B cell responses at the molecular, cellular and tissue level using a range of immunology techiques. The candidate will also participate in helping with lab management, including helping with mouse genotyping and colony maintenance, assist with managing day-to-day lab operations, perform general lab duties and help with regulatory compliance. An exceptional candidate will lead their own independent project, develop new ideas, be familiar with the literature, and participate in procurement of funds, where appropriate. The specialist is expected to be a positive lab citizen.

Required Qualifications:
• Excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills (verbal and written)
• Willingness and ability to learn new methods and skills for changing research priorities.
• Ability to work independently and as a member of a research team.
• Ability to prioritize tasks, coordinate work tasks with others, and meet multiple deadlines.
• Must have (or be in process of obtaining) a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent degree) or four years of research experience to be appointed at the Junior rank.
• Applicants must meet requirements by the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Prior experience with handling mice and tissue isolation.
• Prior experience with high dimensional flow cytometry
• Prior experience with tissue culture and asceptic technique
• Knowedlge of immunology including B cell biology

We are seeking at least a 2-year commitment. Depending on performance and workload, opportunities for independent research, mentorship of other trainees, and scientific writing will be available.

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service 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.

Please apply online at https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/JPF03811 with a CV and the contact information for 2 references.

Job location
San Francisco, CA

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: https://diversity.ucsf.edu/contributions-to-diversity-statement
    (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

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: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19.

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.