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Junior or Assistant Specialist – Sharon Lab

Application Window

Open date: May 2, 2023

Most recent review date: Monday, Jul 31, 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 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

Junior or Assistant Specialist – Sharon Lab

The Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery is seeking a Junior or Assistant rank Research Specialist. Appointees in the Specialist series will be expected to engage in specialized research, professional activities and do not have teaching responsibility. Specialist are expected to use their professional expertise to make scientific and scholarly contributions and may participate University and Public Service.

Specialists appointed at the Junior rank must possess (or in process of obtaining) a bachelor’s degree, preferable in a scientific discipline or at least four years of research experience. Specialists appointed at the Assistant rank must possess (or in process of obtaining) a master’s degree, preferable in a scientific discipline or a bachelor degree with 3 or more years of research experience. Applicants must have obtained the degree requirement for the Specialist rank by the time of hire. Applicant’s materials must list (pending) qualifications upon submission. The ideal candidate will also have prior research experience (preferably in otolaryngology or related fields like neurology/neurosurgery). Job duties include database management, IRB compliance, subject tracking, data analysis, and subject recruitment and stewardship. Prior experience with statistical analysis and manuscript writing is preferable as well. In addition, this position is best suited for someone with enthusiasm for research, as well as compassion for patients.

Screen of applicants will begin immediately and will continue as needed through the recruitment period. Salary and rank will be commensurate with the applicant’s experience and training.

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

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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
  • 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