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Roose Lab – Junior or Assistant Specialist

Application Window

Open date: April 17, 2023

Most recent review date: Tuesday, Apr 30, 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: Thursday, Oct 17, 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

Roose Lab – Junior or Assistant Specialist



The Roose lab is seeking a Junior or Assistant Specialist to join our group and contribute to new and ongoing projects. The Roose lab focuses on understanding cell fitness and cell fate decisions driven by cell-cell interactions and signaling pathways, in the context of stem cell biology, cancer, and autoimmune diseases. In our leukemia work, we focus on developing a new in vitro system so that we can grow (and developmentally track) human leukemias and explore therapy development.

The candidate will be expected to contribute to this new in vitro system, termed bone marrow organoids. The work will have very stong emphasis on hydrogel strategies and other bioengineering technologies to develop bone marrow organoids, but also cell culture of leukemia cell lines, primary leukemia cultures, imaging, and spectral flow. An exceptional candidate will lead their own independent project, develop new ideas, be familiar with the literature, and write up results and generate figure panels. Additionally, the specialist will be expected to assist with managing day-to-day lab operations, and perform general lab duties and be a positive lab citizen.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must have (or be in process of obtaining) a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent degree) or four years of relevant research experience to be appointed at the Junior rank.
  • Must have (or be in process of obtaining) a master’s degree or a baccalaureate degree with 3 or more years of research experience
  • Experience with cell and tissue culture is a must. Affinity with tissue engineering, biomaterials and biomaterials processing is preferred.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Willingness and ability to learn new methods and skills for changing research priorities.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary team with researchers at various academic levels.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, coordinate work tasks with others, and meet multiple deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in synthesis of polymers, photo-responsive hydrogels (syntetic and natural derived or inspired), and cell encapsulation.
  • Prior experience with biomaterials processing, in particular additive and layer-less printing techniques.
  • Experience with imagine modalities such as uCT scan, confocal and bright field microscopy is desired.

We are seeking at least a 1-year commitment. Depending on performance and workload, opportunities for independent research, mentorship of other trainees, and scientific writing will be available.

Applicants must meet requirements by the time of appointment.

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See Table 24B for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $49,000-$63,000.

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 (Optional)

  • 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)

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