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Junior Specialist – Stachler Lab

Application Window

Open date: February 20, 2024

Most recent review date: Thursday, Mar 21, 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: Wednesday, Aug 20, 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 – Stachler Lab

The Stachler laboratory within the Department of Pathology at UCSF focuses on understanding the drivers of pre-neoplastic progression, especially around upper GI cancers. Please see for a general outline of the interests and research that is being performed within the laboratory. Responsibilities will include working closely with others in the laboratory to perform a variety of experiments including in vitro and in vivo (murine) modeling, multi-omic characterization (sequencing and spatial) of human tissue samples, and computational analysis of the generated data.

Required qualifications:

  • Must have (or in process of obtaining) a Bachelor’s Degree or have at least 4 years of research experience. Applicant’s materials must list (pending) qualifications upon submission. Applicant must have all requirements met by time of hire.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in computational data analysis involving large datasets.
  • Experience or desire to learn ‘wet’ lab procedures associated with pre-analytic stages of sequencing (such as library preparation) or in vitro and in vivo modeling is an advantage.

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.

Please apply online at

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 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