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Junior/Assistant/Associate/Full Specialist – Lu Lab

Application Window

Open date: April 18, 2022

Most recent review date: Monday, Jun 13, 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: Wednesday, Oct 18, 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/Assistant/Associate/Full Specialist – Lu Lab
Department of Neurological Surgery

We are seeking applications for a Specialist in the Junior, Assistant, Associate, or Full rank. Under the direction of Assistant Professor Rongze Olivia Lu, the Specialist will apply cutting-edge approaches in caner immunology research to develop immunotherapy for brain tumor. The selected candidate will contribute to a team in the performance of laboratory and investigative procedures by conducting a variety of experimental techniques such as molecular cloning, cell culture (cell lines and primary cells), qPCR, WB, flow cytometry and animal work. We will provide technical training, and the successful candidate should be able to learn new cell biological assays quickly and execute them. Data will need to be collected, verified, recorded, and compiled in support of research.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Performing various investigative procedures and operating a variety of instruments and other scientific equipment after training. Examples of equipment routinely used are: a. Plate readers for absorbance or luminescence-based assays b. PCR machines for gene amplification and cloning c. Flow cytometers and cell sorters for single cell analysis and isolation
  2. Perform animal in vivo experiments after training.
  3. Collect, record, organize and verify the accuracy of data; perform calculations and prepare charts, graphs and reports. May use software applications to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and test reports.
  4. Configure and operate laboratory apparatus and instruments; read and record instrument data; tabulate data; keep laboratory records.
  5. May order chemicals, reagents, and other laboratory supplies.
  6. Participate in laboratory meetings and planning sessions.
  7. May maintain cell lines for experimental purposes.
  8. Read literature applicable to research areas as required.

Required Qualifications:
Education and Experience:
• Specialists appointed at the Junior rank must possess (or in process of obtaining) a Bachelor degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, or related field or four years of relevant research experience.
• Specialists appointed at the Assistant rank must possess (or in process of obtaining) a Master’s degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, or related field or five years of experience in the relevant specialization.
• Specialists appointed at the Associate rank must possess (or in process of obtaining) a Master’s degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, or related field or five to ten years of experience in the relevant specialization.
• Specialists appointed at the Full rank must possess (or in process of obtaining) a Terminal degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, or related field or ten or more years of experience in the relevant specialization.
• Candidate must have obtained the degree requirement for the Specialist rank by the time of hire.
• Applicant’s materials must list (pending) qualifications upon submission.
• The successful candidate will have at least 1 year of laboratory experience relevant to the position.

Knowledge/Understanding/Skills & Abilities:
• Generally experienced in job duties and in the principles and practices associated with those duties with an understanding of the underlying scientific principles.
• Ability to draft routine reports and keep accurate records of work performed.
• Actively seeks opportunities to increase skills and expertise.
• Able to learn complex tasks with general instruction. Able to use experience to perform a variety of new techniques.

Preferred Qualification:
• Knowledge of Immunology is preferable but not required.

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.

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.

Please apply online at https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/JPF03916.

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

  • 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: 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