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Jr/Assistant Specialist /Associate Specialist/Specialist

Application Window

Open date: November 4, 2022

Most recent review date: Saturday, Nov 19, 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, May 4, 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

Jr/Assistant specialist /Associate Specialist/Specialist

Job Description

A specialist position is available in Drs. Bastian/ Chen laboratory in the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at Mission Bay Campus of UCSF. The position will support research projects focused on disease mechanisms of uveal melanoma, with the goal to identify novel therapeutic strategies. The specialist will perform standard molecular cell biology experiments including cell culture, western blotting, isolation of DNA and RNA from tissues and cells, RT-PCR, and mouse studies including breeding, genotyping, and drug treatment. We are looking for motivated candidates with the desire to work in a team at the frontier of research in a disease are that is in desperate need for new treatment approaches.

Required Qualifications:
• Experience in working with laboratory mice
• Experience in tissue culture and western blotting
• Experience in PCR

Preferred Qualifications, particularly for more senior positions:
• Graduate degree in a science related field.
• Experience in molecular cloning and mouse tumor xenograft model.
• Scientific curiosity and a strong motivation to contribute to the field.
• At least two (2) years of previous research experience

• Specialist must possess a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) or at least for years of research experience to be appointed at the Junior rank.
• Specialists must possess a master’s degree (or equivalent) or five to ten years of experience in molecular biology or cancer research to be appointed at the Assistant or Associate ranks
• Specialist must possess a terminal degree (or equivalent) or ten or more years of experience in the relevant specialization to be appointed at the Full rank.
• Candidates must meet the required qualifications at the time of appointment.
• Candidate’s CV and/or cover letter must state qualifications (or if pending) upon submission.

Please apply online and submit:
A CV, cover letter and 3 reference contacts to

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)

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.