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Bikle Lab – Associate Research Scientist

Application Window

Open date: May 9, 2023

Most recent review date: Friday, Jul 7, 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

Bikle Lab – Associate Research Scientist

The Bikle Lab is recruiting an Associate Research Scientist with experience in bone histology, histochemistry and lineage tracing in bioengineered mice to work on a project focused on the effect of abaloparatide on fracture healing. The incumbent will perform tibial fractures of mice with various genotypes, evaluate the fractured bones at different times following fracture using methods including histomorphometry, immunohistochemistry, quantitative computed tomography, lineage tracing, cell culture, and genome analysis analyzing the effect of abaloparatide on these processes.

A primary role in manuscript preparation is expected. The job duties/responsibilities for this position include:
• Fracturing the tibiae of bioengineered mice
• Evaluating the tibiae at different times after fracture by various histologic and molecular means
• Evaluating the effect of abaloparatide and other drugs on the healing process
• Culturing bone cells to evaluate proliferation and differentiation
• Using next-generation DNA and RNA sequencing to determine the molecular changes during fracture repair

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:
• A candidate for a title in this series must have earned a doctorate or its equivalent.
• Expertise in bone histomorphometry, immunofluorescence, qCT, bone cell culture, and molecular assessment of bone and bone cells
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Strong interpersonal skills.
• Careful attention to detail.

Preferred qualifications:
• Experience with Xray CT and structural analysis of bone
• Potential to develop a sustained source of research funding.

Appointees in the Professional Research series must demonstrate continuous and effective engagement in independent and creative research activity of high quality and significance, equivalent to that expected of the Professor series. Proposed merit increases and promotions in the Professional Research series shall be reviewed with the same rigor accorded to proposed merits and promotions in the Professor series. Appointees are expected to engage in University and/or public service, such as service on research review boards.

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue as needed throughout the recruitment period. Salary 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 13B ( for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $103,700-$131,000.

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

  • 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)

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