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Ye Lab - Junior, Assistant, or Associate Specialist

Application Window

Open date: July 28, 2023

Most recent review date: Monday, Apr 15, 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 28, 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

The junior, assistant, or associate specialist will play an important role supporting research projects in the Ye lab. Detailed responsibilities include collaborating with graduate students and postdoc fellows to develop new genomics technologies, working with other technicians in lab to validate and perform molecular and cellular assays, meeting and planing experimental efforts with direct supervisor.

Required qualifications:
• Specialists appointed at the Junior rank must possess a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) at least four years of research experience.
• Specialists appointed at the Assistant rank must possess a master’s degree or a baccalaureate degree with 3 or more years of research experience.
• Specialists appointed at the Associate rank must possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or at least five to ten years of experience in the relevant specialization.

• The successful candidates should have at least 12 months of experiences in a research lab environment and have the following skill sets.

  1. Molecular biology techniques including DNA and RNA isolation and quantification, PCR and qPCR, vector design and cloning, agarose gel electrophoresis, and Sanger sequencing.
  2. Tissue culture with both primary cells and cell lines including maintenance and passage of cultured cell lines and primary human cells, flow cytometry, transfection techniques, and cell isolation techniques.
  3. Computer skills including the use of Microsoft office programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint). Must have basic knowledge of data presentation, including processing of tables, charts, and graphs.
  4. Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with all levels of staff and with external contacts in a fast-paced environment. Demonstrated ability to work as part of a scientific research team.
  5. Exceptional organizational and critical thinking skills, lab notebook practices and attention to details.
  6. One or more years of recent, directly related work experience following degree completion, utilizing the techniques or methods required by the position; and/or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred qualifications:
• Additional skills desired in genomic technologies include single-cell and bulk RNA sequencing (RNA-seq), open chromatin accessibility sequencing (ATAC-seq), and immune repertoire sequencing (TCR-seq).
• Experiences with data analysis with R or Python is a plus.
• Post-graduate training in field.
• Independent specialized research.

Appointees in the Specialist series will be expected to engage in specialized research, professional activities and do not have teaching responsibilities. Specialists are expected to use their professional expertise to make scientific and scholarly contributions, and may participate in University and Public Service. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue as needed throughout the recruitment period. Salary and rank 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 24B for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $51,300-$82,100.

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: Contributions to Diversity Statement

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 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