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Greenland Lab - Junior, Assistant, or Associate Specialist

Application Window

Open date: March 30, 2023

Most recent review date: Wednesday, May 22, 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: Monday, Sep 30, 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

Greenland Lab - Junior, Assistant, or Associate Specialist

The UCSF lung transplant research lab is seeking a specialist-series with experience in immunology or molecular biology to participate in several exciting ongoing projects. The incumbent will work with a large and sophisticated bio repository and perform experiments to understand how inflammation and aging affect the transplanted lung. A primary role in manuscript preparation is expected. The position involves:
• Processing bronchoalveolar lavage, tissue and/or blood specimens.
• Performing protein quantification assays and multi-parameter flow cytometry.
• Collection and analysis of patient medical records for research purposes.
• Next-generation DNA and RNA sequencing

New techniques and protocols will also be initiated when required for the execution of the research project. This position requires the ability to perform experiments independently and in cooperation with collaborators, discuss and analyze data with collaborators and research supervisors, and perform other duties as assigned. This is an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to cutting edge translational research and clinical medicine.

Required qualifications:
• Specialists appointed at the junior rank must possess a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) or at least four years of research experience (e.g., with instrumentation and research equipment, social science research methods, or creative activities).
• Specialists appointed at the Assistant rank must possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent degree) with 3+ years of experience in the relevant specialization.
• Specialists appointed at the Associate rank must possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or five to ten years of experience in the relevant specialization.
• Strong interpersonal skills.
• Careful attention to detail.
• Experience in immunology or molecular biology.
• Strong Computer Skills (Excel, Access, Python, R).

Preferred qualifications:
• Expertise in cell culture.
• Molecular biology.
• Immune cell profiling.
• Next-generation sequencing.
• Immunoassays.
• Biosample management.
• Post-graduate training in field.
• Independent specialized research.

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

Please apply online at Applicants’ materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission.

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 CV must clearly list current and/or pending qualifications.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

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