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Specialist Position - England Lab

Application Window

Open date: January 23, 2023

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Feb 28, 2024 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: Tuesday, Jul 23, 2024 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

Specialist Position - England Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

The Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry is seeking a Specialist at the Junior, Assistant, Associate and/or Full rank, in the laboratory of Dr. Pamela England. The position revolves around developing and characterizing the activity of small molecules targeting nuclear receptors involved in neurodegeneration (e.g. Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, ALS-FTD, retinal degeneration). The critical functions associated with the position include (1) performing various cellular assays (e.g. qPCR, luciferase reporter assays) to evaluate the activity of small molecules targeting nuclear receptors, (2) overexpressing and purifying nuclear receptor ligand binding domain proteins and performing biochemical and biophysical assays (e.g. MST, DSF, SPR, FRET) evaluating the affinity and effects of small molecules on the nuclear receptors, (3) synthesis of small molecules. Candidates are expected to be an expert in at least one of these areas.

Required Qualifications:

  • Specialists appointed at the Junior rank must possess a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) or at least four years of experience in the relevant specialization
  • Specialists appointed at the Assistant and Associate rank must possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or at least five years of experience in the relevant specialization
  • Specialists appointed at the Full rank must possess a terminal degree (or equivalent degree) or ten or more years of experience in the relevant specialization
  • Applicants must possess the required qualifications by the time of the appointment
  • Candidate’s CV or cover letter must state required qualifications (or if pending) upon submission)

Please apply online at, with a CV, cover letter, and the contact information of 3 references.

See Table 24B for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $51,300-$181,800.

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)

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 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