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Assistant/Associate/Full Level Specialist – Pancreas Islet Program

Application Window

Open date: March 31st, 2022

Most recent review date: Tuesday, May 31, 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

Assistant/Associate/Full Level Specialist – Pancreas Islet Program
Division of Transplant Surgery
University of California, San Francisco

The Department of Surgery is seeking a Specialist to support the Pancreas Islet Program in the Division of Transplant Surgery.

The Division of Transplantation is a department studying transplantation biology utilizing cadaver donor tissues like Kidney, Liver, Pancreas, and Parathyroid. The Pancreas Islet Program provides clinical islets for transplant and islets for research. Research islets are provided to investigators who are studying pancreatic islet cell biology and/or islet transplantation. The Program specializes in providing investigators with highly purified and functional mouse islets; provide consultative support to investigators who wish to work with islets and any downstream assays; provide training to investigators wishing to learn the process of mouse islet isolation; and enable the development of new methods and technologies for their research.

The responsibilities for this position include the following-
• Process Clinical Autologous and Allogeneic Pancreas for islet infusion/transplantation. Including final product release and quality control.
• Process Research Cadaver Donor Pancreas for research islets. Including final product release and quality control.
• Directly involved with UCSF Islet Isolation Core Facility, including communication with PIs, postdocs, and staff.
• Involved with transplant related basic science research or research projects, as a group member or as an individual and will include working with rodents, research cellular transplants, and data collection/analysis.
• Responsible for processing supplies, inventory, and ordering (general, clinical, and pharmacy supplies).
• Submit, track, and obtain microbiology reports for clinical/research samples, notifying PI of results.
• Keep up-to-date with current islet processing and cleanroom SOPs. Including authoring/editing any new/outdated SOPs.
• Collect data, analyze and report in terms of abstract submission to meetings and publications.
• Work with the PI and assist the team in writing grants (including collaborative multi-center grants).
• Train SRAs working on the relevant project (maintaining records on assignment completion, acting as liaison/mediator).
• Attend seminars and other meetings as necessary.
• Track progress of research and clinical processing over time and prepare progress reports and scheduling for clinical and research pancreas processing. Reports will be used for grant submissions and grant updates.

Qualified candidates must have experience in cleanroom and/or cellular processing for research and for clinical transplantation, working knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Processing (cGMP) and sterile technique, ability to work independently and as part of a research or clinical team and available to work a flexible schedule as demanded by research project or clinical responsibility. Candidates must also be detail-oriented and has excellent communication skills in verbal and written formats.

Specialist appointed at the Assistant rank must have a Master’s degree in in biology/biomedical area or at least 5 years of experience in in cleanroom and/or cellular processing for research and for clinical transplantation.

Specialists appointed as the Associate rank must have a have a Master’s degree in biology/biomedical area or at least 5-10 years of experience in cleanroom and/or cellular processing for research and for clinical transplantation.

Specialist appointed at the Full rank must have a PhD, MD or equivalent in biology/biomedical area or at least 10 years of experience in cleanroom and/or cellular processing for research and for clinical transplantation.

Please apply online at https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/JPF03894.

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)

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: 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.

Job location

San Francisco, CA