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Scientist- Shokat Lab

Application Window

Open date: July 14, 2023

Most recent review date: Friday, Feb 9, 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: Tuesday, Jan 14, 2025 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

Scientist- Shokat Lab

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Scientist with expertise in Cheminformatic & Computational Chemistry. The successful candidate will join our team and contribute to various research projects in small molecule drug discovery using machine learning algorithms. They will be responsible for developing and implementing QSAR/QSPR models, providing bioinformatics support, and contributing to computational chemistry projects. The candidate should have experience in Boron based oxygen electrophilic compounds including AI/ML models for predicting their properties such as metabolic liabilities and association with protein bound nucleosides. The Scientist will also support our laboratory information management system. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a dynamic and innovative environment, leveraging cutting-edge technologies to drive drug discovery efforts.

Other responsibilities:

  • Scientific Literature review
  • Participating in lab meetings and 1:1’s with mentors
  • Training in lab protocols and on lab equipment
  • Ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with diverse population.
  • Ability to write and prepare reports or manuscripts for presentation to large audiences.
  • Technical proficiency, scientific creativity, collaborative ability as well as independent thought.

Required Qualifications:

  • Associate Specialist- A master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or five to ten years of research experience.
  • Full Specialist- A terminal degree (or equivalent degree) or ten or more years of research experience.
  • Candidates must meet the required qualifications at the time of appointment.
  • Candidate’s CV must state required qualifications (or if pending) upon submission.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. degree
  • Post-graduate training in field

Please apply online at, with a CV, cover letter, statement of research, and three references (contact information only).

See Table 24B for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $67,400-$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

  • 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.