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Vasudevan Lab - Junior, Assistant, Associate, or Full Specialist

Application Window

Open date: August 14, 2023

Most recent review date: Tuesday, Aug 29, 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: Friday, Feb 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

Job Posting for Specialist in Radiation Oncology

A Junior through Full Specialist position is available for a highly motivated scientist at the University of California, San Francisco in the laboratory of Dr. Harish Vasudevan in the Departments of Radiation Oncology and Neurological Surgery.

Research in the Vasudevan laboratory makes use of molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, mouse genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, pharmacology, and multidisciplinary collaborations to gain new insights into the molecular determinants of human malignancies with an emphasis on growth factor signaling and neurofibromatosis. Our team is comprised of biologists, computational scientists, and physician-scientists working together to advance understanding of cancer biology and improve patient outcomes. Scientific insights stemming from our work have directly inspired clinical trials and changed treatment options for patients at UCSF and beyond.

Highly motivated individuals, ideally with prior laboratory experience, are being recruited. This position will focus specifically on understanding how the tumor suppressor gene neurofibromin causes nervous system tumors with an emphasis on developing novel therapeutic approaches and understanding treatment resistance. In addition, the successful applicant will receive direct mentorship from Dr. Vasudevan to ensure specific laboratory responsibilities are directed toward big picture career objectives and future professional aspirations.

The specialist will perform in vitro cell culture assays, qRT-PCR, molecular biology cloning, CRISPR gene editing, biochemistry, and next generation sequencing assays including single cell genomics. Requisite training and supervision will initially be provided directly by Dr. Vasudevan and other senior laboratory members in anticipation of the employee performing such experiments independently within 1-2 months of joining the research team. Keep detailed records, collect/analyze results, and regularly present data to the team and Perform cell and tissue sample preparation for genomic and biochemical assays.

• Specialists appointed at the junior rank must possess a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) or at least four years of research experience (e.g., with instrumentation and research equipment, social science research methods, or creative activities).
• 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 five to ten years of experience in the relevant specialization.
• Specialists appointed at the full rank must possess a terminal degree (or equivalent degree) or ten or more years of experience in the relevant specialization.
• Strong organizational and communication skills.
• Initiative to work independently and efficiently is expected.
• Enthusiasm for scientific discovery and translational medicine
• Willingness to work as part of a team based scientific program

• Effective use of laboratory instruments and their maintenance; knowledge of biomedical and biotechnological techniques and methodologies
• Working knowledge in tissue culture and basic molecular biology (including immunoblotting, cloning, viral transduction methods, PCR, and immunofluorescence)

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-$181,800.

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
  • 2-4 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