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Full Specialist - the Ruggero lab at UCSF

Application Window

Open date: November 1, 2022

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Nov 16, 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: Wednesday, May 1, 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

Full Specialist - the Ruggero lab at UCSF

The laboratories of Dr. Ruggero is searching for a motivated candidate to fill a Specialist role. We are looking for an individual with extensive experience in translation control and cancer, Ribosome profiling in vitro and in vivo, mouse models as well as multiomics approaches.

Required Qualifications:
•Specialists appointed at the Full rank must possess a terminal degree (or equivalent degree) in a biological or computational discipline or ten or more years of experience in the relevant specialization.
•Candidate must meet the qualifications at the time of appointment. Candidate’s CV and/or cover letter must state qualifications (or if pending) upon submission.

Skills required (can be a combination):
•Advanced cell culturing methods such as Primary cells from different tissues
•Mouse experience with xenografts and GEMS
•Python/R for data analysis
•Molecular biology and cloning
•Flow cytometry with a preference for BD systems
•Ribosome profiling and sucrose gradient polysome assay
•Lentivirus production and cell transduction
•Functional Genomics screening (CRISPR/Cas9 a plus) in mammalian systems
•Microsoft Word and Excel
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred skills:
•High Content Screening
•Next Generation Sequencing sample preparation and data analysis with a preference for Illumina platforms.

Appointees in the Specialist series will be expected to engage in specialized 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.

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.