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Junior or Assistant Specialist - Schjerven Lab

Application Window

Open date: June 3, 2022

Most recent review date: Friday, Aug 4, 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: Sunday, Dec 3, 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 - Schjerven Lab

We are seeking a self-motivated team-member for a Junior or Assistant Specialist position to join our team. The responsibilities of the positions include providing support to the lab in regard to various general laboratory tasks, and perform research on pre-defined project(s). We therefore seek a person who is genuinely interested in research, with strong collaborative skills and teamwork attitude, and that also has the ability to work independently and meet project goals and timelines with minimal supervision within defined tasks. Our lab works on transcriptional regulation in the immune system, and use both mouse models and human cells to study hematopoietic development and malignancies, including autoimmunity and blood cancers. The lab utilizes a broad specter of molecular and cellular biology methods to answer our research questions. We use multiple mouse models, flow cytometry, CRISPR-derived technology for functional studies, next generation high throughput sequencing for 'omics' analysis and various other approaches and methods based on the need of the research projects. The successful applicant will support and actively take part in ongoing research projects, and will have the opportunity to learn from the excellent and active academic research environment at UCSF as a whole. The candidate will be expected to assist with managing day-to-day laboratory operations, including ordering, mouse colony maintenance, laboratory organization, maintenance and inspection. We are seeking at least a 1-year commitment. The position is well suited for candidates who are looking for additional experience in a biomedical research laboratory before pursuing graduate school.

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 relevant 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 experience in the relevant specialization.
• Experience in general laboratory work, including one of the following: Mouse colony maintenance, molecular biology, cell culture/cell biology, flow cytometry, immunological techniques, microscopy, or generation (and analysis) of next generation high throughput sequencing. The applicant is only required to have previous experience in one of the above 'wet lab' areas, as training will be provided in other areas, as needed.
• Excellent written and spoken English communication.
• Willingness and ability to learn new methods and skills.
• Ability to work independently and as a member of a research team.
• Applicant’s materials must list (pending) qualifications upon submission.
• Applicant must have all requirements met by time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience culturing mammalian cells, mouse handling and care, flow cytometry and molecular biology techniques.

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.

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See Table 24B ( for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $49,000-$63,000.

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
  • 2-5 required (contact information only)

About UC San Francisco

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