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Junior Specialist – Huang Lab in the Department of Pathology, UCSF

Application Window

Open date: March 31, 2022

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Apr 27, 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: Sunday, Oct 1, 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

Junior Specialist – Huang Lab in the Department of Pathology, UCSF

The Junior Specialist will work with current lab members, including postdoctoral scholars and/or graduate students, to provide technical assistance for histopathology in research projects related to cancer biology and neurobiology. The Junior Specialist will participate in studies that use mouse models in projects to understand (1) the glial contributions to neurodegeneration, (2) autophagy machinery in tumorigenesis and metastasis, and (3) the role of placenta to fetal immunity. The Junior Specialist will develop and carry out experiments using the latest technologies in immunohistochemistry, RNAscope, advanced microscopy, and complement these approaches using biochemical techniques, such as western blots. In addition, the incumbent will have the opportunity to work on projects related to the latest single cell transcriptomics.

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 and develop 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.

Required Qualifications:
Specialists appointed at the junior rank must possess a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) in a science related field or must have at least four years of equivalent research experience (e.g., with instrumentation and research equipment, scientific research methods, or creative activities). Candidates must meet the qualifications by the time of appointment. Applicant’s materials must list (pending) qualifications upon submission.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Prior research experience in immunohistochemistry, molecular/cellular biology, neuroscience, or computer sciences;
• Knowledge in computer languages, such as R, and/or bioinformatics, is considered as a plus;
• Histopathology analyses of neurovascular development in mouse and human brain, including
Image analyses and quantification of the neural progenitors, neurons, glia and other tumor cells;
• Data analyses and statistics from advanced microscopy.

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See Table 24B ( for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $49,000 - $52,200.

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:

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

Campus Information

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

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