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Junior Specialist – Raleigh Lab

Application Window

Open date: January 19, 2024

Most recent review date: Saturday, Feb 3, 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: Saturday, Jul 19, 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

Junior Specialist – Raleigh Lab

The Department of Neurological Surgery is now recruiting a Junior Specialist. The responsibilities will include cell culture, molecular biology (RNA and DNA extraction, cDNA synthesis, protein extraction, recombinant DNA manipulation), gel electrophoresis (DNA and protein), immunoblotting, immunofluorescence, confocal microscopy, light field microscopy, data analysis, mouse husbandry, pre-clinical therapeutic animal experimentation.

Required Qualifications:

  • Baccalaureate degree in biology by the time of hire.
  • Familiarity and experience with the mechanisms of Hedgehog signaling.
  • Exceptional capacity for teamwork including receiving feedback and altering workflows to accommodate the overall scientific aims of the group.
  • Punctuality.
  • Timely responsiveness to email, lab notebook maintenance, data analysis.
  • Applicants’ materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission.

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.

See Table 24B for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $51,300 - $54,600.

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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