Skip to main content

Specialist – Kim Lab

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

Specialist – Kim Lab

A Specialist position is available with the Kim Lab in the UCSF Department of Ophthalmology to investigate eye diseases and help develop new optical methods and therapies.

The UCSF Department of Ophthalmology is a leading eye institution for clinical care, training, research, and innovation. The Department hosts a vibrant community of clinicians, scientists, and scholars and is the #1 recipient of funding from both the National Eye Institute and Research to Prevent Blindness. The Kim Lab employs advanced optical approaches, genetic tool, and molecular methods to study eye diseases with a focus on ocular vascular dysgenesis. The Specialist will conduct independent and collaborative projects that utilize advanced multiphoton imaging and photodisruption within living models of disease. Additional techniques may include, but are not limited to: basic molecular biology, biochemistry, immunofluorescence, immunohistochemistry, and traditional forms of microscopy.

The Specialist will conduct experiments, present data at scientific meetings, help prepare manuscripts and funding applications, and mentor junior lab members. The applicant must be hard working, passionate about research and be able to work independently and as part of a team. Experience with advanced optical imaging in biological systems is required and a published track record is preferred.

We are seeking a Specialist at the Junior, Assistant, Associate, and Full rank.

• Specialists appointed at the Junior rank must possess (or in process of obtaining) a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) or must have at least 4 years of research experience (e.g., with instrumentation and research equipment, research methods, or creative activities).
• Specialists appointed at the Assistant or Associate rank must possess (or in process of obtaining) a Master’s degree or must have at least 5 years of research experience, or demonstrate advanced skills in optical imaging methods and research specialization.
• Specialists appointed at the Full rank must possess (or in process of obtaining) a terminal degree or must have at least 10 years of research experience with a significant record of academic accomplishment including publication and a record of University and/or public service. Appointees at the Full level will be provided with considerable independence in planning and execution of research.
• Applicant must have all requirements met by time of hire.
• Applicant’s materials must list (pending) qualifications upon submission.

Interested individuals should send their CV, Cover Letter, and Contact Information for two references at 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.

Please direct any questions to Tyson Kim,

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 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.

Job location

San Francisco, CA