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Jr/Assistant Specialist /Associate Specialist/Specialist

Application Window

Open date: June 21, 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, Dec 21, 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

Jr/Assistant specialist /Associate Specialist/Specialist

Job Description

A specialist position is available in Dr Liao’s laboratory ( in the UCSF Department of Dermatology. The position will support research projects focused on disease mechanisms of inflammatory skin disease, with the goal to identify novel therapeutic strategies. The specialist will perform standard molecular cell biology experiments including isolation of DNA and RNA from tissues and cells, PCR, single cell library preparation, and staining of slides for spatial transcriptomics studies. We are looking for motivated candidates with the desire to work in a team at the frontier of research and precision medicine.

Required Qualifications:

  • Junior- Specialists must possess a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)
  • Assistant- A master’s degree or a bachelor’s degree with 3 or more years of research experience.
  • Associate- A master’s degree (or equivalent) or five to ten years of research experience
  • Full- a terminal degree (or equivalent) or ten or more years of research experience
  • Experience in working in molecular biology laboratory
  • Experience in DNA and RNA isolation
  • Candidates must meet the required qualifications at the time of appointment.
  • Candidate’s CV/cover must state required qualifications (or if pending) upon submission.

Preferred Qualifications, particularly for more senior positions:

  • Experience in single cell -omics technologies
  • Experience in microscopy
  • Scientific curiosity and a strong motivation to contribute to the field.
  • At least two (2) years of previous research experience

Please apply online at and submit a CV, cover letter, and three references (contact information only).

See Table 24B for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $49,000-$173,900.

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