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Specialist- Scharschmidt Lab

Application Window

Open date: February 2, 2023

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Mar 15, 2023 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: Friday, Aug 2, 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

We are a basic immunology and microbiology laboratory ( studying how commensal microbes interface with the skin immune system in both mice and humans. The individual hired for the available position will become a key member in our group, who will support both aspects of lab management as well as specific ongoing research projects. This individual will be responsible for processing and flow cytometric analysis of human and mouse tissue, mouse husbandry and other animal procedures, cultivation of skin bacteria, genotyping, and assisting post-doctoral fellows and graduate students in the lab in other aspects of their work. Up to 40% of time will be dedicated to general lab support, such as ordering and receiving of supplies etc. The ideal candidate will have completed relevant coursework and/or hands-on research experience in immunology. There is opportunity to eventually drive/direct an independent research project upon demonstration of meeting other requirements of the position.

Required Qualifications:
•Specialists appointed at the junior rank must possess a baccalaureate degree (or equivalentdegree) or at least four years of research experience.
•Specialists appointed at the Assistant or Associate ranks must possess a master’s degree(or equivalent degree) or five to ten years of experience in the relevant specialization.
•Candidates must meet all required qualifications at the time of appointment. Candidate’s CV or cover letter must state qualifications (or if pending) upon submission.

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

See Table 24B ( for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $49,000-$78,500.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

About UC San Francisco

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

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.

Job location

San Francisco, CA