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Junior Research Specialist - Fattahi Lab

Application Window

Open date: May 9, 2023

Most recent review date: Friday, Sep 1, 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: Saturday, Nov 9, 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 Research Specialist - Fattahi Lab

The Fattahi Lab, located in Genentech Hall at the UCSF Mission Bay campus, is seeking a highly motivated and talented candidate interested in conducting basic and translational research on the peripheral nervous system with a focus on using human pluripotent stem cells for disease modeling, drug discovery and cell therapy.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in multiple research projects depending on the candidate’s skills and level of interest.

This full-time position will include the following responsibilities:
• Administrative and laboratory management duties
• Performing basic stem cell culture techniques, immunohistochemistry, basic molecular biology, microscopy and data analysis.

The position is for at least two years and suitable for an individual who is looking to gain research experience on the way to further career development, such as going on to graduate, medical, or MD/PhD training.

Appointees in the Specialist series do not have teaching responsibilities. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue as needed throughout the recruitment period. Salary and rank will be commensurate with the applicant’s experience and training.

Specialists appointed at the junior rank must possess a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) at the time of appointment.

Candidates should have a solid biology background with coursework in organic chemistry, Biochemistry, molecular biology and cell biology.

Additional required qualifications include:
• Familiarity with wet lab techniques
• Excellent communication and organizational skills
• Strong analytical and problem solving abilities

Applicant’s materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission.

Please apply online at, with a CV, cover letter, 2 - 4 reference contacts.

See Table 24B for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $49,000-$52,200.

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: Contributions to Diversity Statement

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 2-4 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