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Erle Lab - Assistant, Associate, or Full Specialist

Application Window

Open date: August 3, 2022

Most recent review date: Thursday, Aug 18, 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: Saturday, Feb 3, 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

Job Description Summary for researcher position

The researcher will be responsible for leading NIH-funded airway epithelial differentiation projects under the direct supervision of the PI, as well as acting as the Erle lab lead for a CFF-funded collaborative study advancing the delivery of novel genome editing enzymes. The researcher will participate in collaborative and interdisciplinary efforts to investigate airway epithelial reprogramming in asthma and to understand how differences in airway epithelial cell responses to IL-13 contribute to type 2-high asthma susceptibility and severity. The researcher will independently perform highly complex experiments including differentiation and culture of primary human bronchial epithelial cells, gene/genome editing of primary cells via CRISPR, perturbing gene expression by CRISPRi/a, massively parallel reporter assays of DNA/RNA elements, various functional studies, transcriptomics, and genomics. The researcher will also be training and providing supervision for other researchers including students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior research associates. The researcher will design, conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments and contribute to preparation of and writing manuscripts, progress reports, and grant applications.

• Specialists appointed at the Assistant rank must possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or five years of experience in the relevant specialization.
• Specialists appointed at the Associate rank must possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or five to ten 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.

Please apply online at Applicants’ materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission.

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.

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

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please see the following page for more details:

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

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.

Job location

San Francisco, CA