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Junior Specialist in the Laboratory for Brain Tumor Research Center

Application Window

Open date: January 22, 2024

Most recent review date: Tuesday, Mar 12, 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, Jul 22, 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 in the Laboratory for Brain Tumor Research Center

Under direct supervision, the Junior Specialist will provide technical and administrative support to the investigators in the Laboratory for Brain Tumor Research Center. This research entails biological and immunological studies of brain tumors in rodents and human tissues to discover novel effective treatments for patients suffering from brain tumors. The Junior Specialist will contribute to laboratory management as well as the collection of high-quality data for our research team. Specific duties include: performing experimental surgeries, such as the stereotactic inoculation of tumor cells in the brain and stereotactic delivery of oncogenes that induce brain tumors in rodents; the administration of drug therapies to rodents; quantifying rodent tumor sizes; preparing tumor and immune cells for therapy models; histological and biochemical preparation of tissues; tissue sectioning and staining; hi-resolution microscopic and biochemical analyses of brain parenchymal and tumorous tissues; placing supply orders and resolving housekeeping issues; and assisting with the preparation of abstracts and manuscripts.

Specialists appointed at the Junior rank must possess (or in the process of obtaining) a baccalaureate or equivalent degree and commit to the role for a minimum of two years. Applicants’ materials must list qualifications, pending or otherwise, upon submission. Applicants must have obtained the required degree for the Junior Specialist rank by the time of hire.

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