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Bose Lab – Junior/Assistant/Associate/Full Specialist

Application Window

Open date: September 11, 2023

Most recent review date: Tuesday, Apr 30, 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, Mar 11, 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

Bose Lab – Junior/Assistant/Associate/Full Specialist



The lab of Rohit Bose MD PhD at UCSF ( ) is searching for exceptionally motivated and enthusiastic research specialists. The lab is run by a practicing physician-scientist focused on understanding how tumors evolve under different therapeutic and environments. The lab focuses on using clinically relevant immunocompetent cancer models to develop & test novel therapeutic strategies. Although primarily a lab-focused position, the candidate will also interface with clinical teams regarding patient data & samples. The specialist will be an integral member of the research team. Thus, the position will require a degree of independence but is still under general supervision. This type of experience is superb preparation for application to graduate or medical school. The position is a balancing act and requires an organized person with talent for multi-tasking, as there are three key components:

  • Is expected to help in the day-to-day running and operation of the lab itself
  • Collaborate with other members on research projects
  • exceptional candidates will lead their own independent project(s), develop new ideas, be familiar with the literature, and participate in procurement of funds, where appropriate.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must have (or be in process of obtaining) a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent degree) or four years of research experience to be appointed at the Junior rank.
  • Must possess a master’s degree or a baccalaureate degree with three or more years of research experience to be appointed at the Assistant.
  • Must have (or be in process of obtaining) a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or five to ten years of research experience to be appointed at the Associate rank.
  • Must have (or be in process of obtaining) a terminal degree (or equivalent degree) or at least ten or more years of research experience to be appointed at the Full rank.
  • Willingness and ability to learn new methods and skills for changing research priorities.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, coordinate work tasks with others, and meet multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks routinely and precisely (plating cells, running samples, etc).
  • Flexibility to work occasionally on weekends.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior lab experience from academic or industry (beyond coursework).
  • Familiarity with any of the following: mammalian cell culture, flow cytometry, microscopy, immunostating, immunofluorescence, molecular biology, use of mouse models.
  • Candidates interested in applying to graduate or medical school are encouraged to apply.

We are seeking at least a 1-year commitment. Depending on performance and workload, opportunities for independent research, mentorship of other trainees, and scientific writing will be available.

Applicants must meet requirements by the time of appointment.

Please apply online at, with a CV and 2 references (contact information only). A cover letter is recommended but not required.

Job location
San Francisco, CA

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 - recommended but not required

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 2 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