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Junior or Assistant Specialist- Cho/Cheng Lab

Application Window

Open date: November 15, 2022

Most recent review date: Thursday, Feb 1, 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: Wednesday, May 15, 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

Junior or Assistant Specialist- Cho/Cheng Lab
University of California, San Francisco
Department of Dermatology

The Raymond Cho/Jeffrey Cheng UCSF Dermatology lab is actively seeking a highly motivated research specialist at the junior or assistant level. Our laboratory focuses on developing precision medicine approaches to improve treatment of inflammatory skin disease (e.g. We study human and mouse model inflammatory skin diseases on the single-cell level (single cell RNA-sequencing, spatial transcriptomics, and highly multiplexed immunofluorescence) to further molecular classification and treatment response prediction.

The ideal candidate would have at least a B.A./B.S. degree with a strong immunology background and be independent and self-motivated, detail oriented, and possess strong written and verbal communication skills. We expect the appointee to participate in and receive authorship in scientific articles and to contribute to the intellectual environment of the laboratory, in addition to supporting and managing the lab. He/she must be able to plan, conduct, and oversee experiments, independently develop and optimize experimental protocols, and interpret data and results.

Required Qualifications:

  • Specialists appointed at the junior rank must possess a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) or at least four years of research experience.
  • Specialists appointed at the Assistant rank must possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or five years of research experience.
  • 1.5 year commitment to working in the lab.
  • Excellent organizational and written/oral communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Attention to detail and accurate record keeping
  • Ability to work well independently and collaboratively with other lab members
  • Previous research experience of at least 6 months
  • Candidates are required to meet the required qualifications at the time of hire.
  • Candidate's CV and/or cover letter must state qualifications (or if pending) upon submission.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expertise in immunology assays (such as flow cytometry, stimulation assays, ELISA)
  • Experience with computer programming/bioinformatics

Please apply online at, with a CV and cover letter.

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.

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)

About UC San Francisco

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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.