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Levine Lab - Assistant Professional Researcher

Application Window

Open date: November 21, 2022

Most recent review date: Thursday, Dec 22, 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: Tuesday, May 21, 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

Levine Lab – Assistant Professional Researcher
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
School of Dentistry, UC San Francisco

The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery wishes to recruit a full-time Assistant Professional Researcher in the Levine Research Laboratory to support the Hyaluronan signaling to nociceptors in inflammatory pain project. The successful candidate will conduct scientific research in the areas of hyaluronan (HA) with different molecular weights on nociceptors and in vitro patch clamp electrophysiological studies to study HA on nociceptor excitability.


  • This is a specialty occupation requiring at least a PhD (or equivalent degree) in Biological Sciences and the theoretical and practical application of highly specialized knowledge in Biophysics.
  • The candidate should also demonstrate significant research experience in patch clamp electrophysiology of calcium channels, intracellular calcium signaling, fluorescent calcium imaging (with Fura-2), preparation of isolated DRG neurons and dorsal hippocampal slices, doing behavioral tests on pain sensitivity.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Completion of post-doctoral fellowship.
  • Track record of independent research.
  • The candidate must be able to work effectively in an intense collaborative academic research environment.
  • Experience managing Institutional Animal Care and Use protocols for a large research group.
  • Excellent track record of writing and publishing scientific articles.
  • Proven ability in grant funding.

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue as needed throughout the recruitment period.

See Table 13B ( for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $83,300-$108,900.

Please apply online at: with cover letter and CV. Applicant materials must list current qualifications upon submission. The selected candidate must meet the qualifications at the time of application.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - CV must clearly list current and/or pending qualifications (e.g. board eligibility/certification, medical licensure, etc.).

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • 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