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Junior or Assistant Specialist- Cho/Cheng Lab

Application Window

Open date: April 12, 2022

Most recent review date: Monday, Oct 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: Thursday, Oct 12, 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 or Assistant Specialist- Cho/Cheng Lab
University of California, San Francisco
Department of Dermatology

The Raymond Cho/Jeffrey Cheng UCSF Dermatology lab is actively profiling human and mouse model inflammatory skin rashes on the single-cell level (single cell RNA-sequencing, sequencing based protein epitope analysis, and highly multiplexed immunofluorescence) to improve molecular classification and treatment response prediction. We are a highly productive genomics oriented laboratory seeking a specialist at the junior or assistant level.

We expect the appointee to participate in and receive authorship in scientific articles and to contribute to the intellectual environment of the laboratory, in addition to supporting and managing the lab. He/she must be able to plan, conduct, and oversee experiments, independently develop and optimize experimental protocols, and interpret data and results.

Required Qualifications:
· Specialists appointed at the junior rank must possess (or be in process of obtaining) a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) or at least four years of research experience.
· Specialists appointed at the Assistant rank must possess (or be in process of obtaining) a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or five years of research experience.
· 1.5 year commitment to working in the lab
· Excellent organizational and written/oral communication skills
· Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
· Attention to detail and accurate record keeping
· Ability to work well independently and collaboratively with other lab members
· Previous research experience of at least 2 years and expertise in immunology assays (such as flow cytometry, stimulation assays, ELISA)

Applicants must meet degree requirement by time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:
· Previous research experimental use of mouse models.
· Experience with basic computer programming

Please apply online at, with a CV, cover letter, and three reference contacts. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue as needed throughout the recruitment period.

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:

  • Misc / Additional (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:

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.