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Maher Lab - Junior Specialist

Application Window

Open date: February 15, 2024

Most recent review date: Friday, Mar 1, 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: Friday, Aug 15, 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- Maher lab
Department of Medicine and Liver Center
University of California, San Francisco

The Maher lab at UCSF is recruiting a Junior Specialist to join a multi-laboratory research effort to conduct in vitro liver disease modeling with patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). The Specialist will be actively involved in expanding and banking human iPSC lines and differentiating them to monotypic or heterotypic liver cell cultures in 2D and 3D formats. Once differentiated, the liver cell cultures will be comprehensively phenotyped using -omics, imaging and biochemical assays. There may be additional opportunity to recruit new subjects to the program and use subjects’ blood cells to reprogram new iPSC lines. The position offers an excellent opportunity to learn about iPSCs and how they can be used to understand human liver disease. Because cell maintenance is a daily responsibility, applicants must have the willingness and flexibility to share/rotate weekend duty with other lab members.

Required Qualifications:
• B.S. or B.A. in a life science or related discipline
• Demonstrated competence in basic laboratory techniques, either through work experience or educational record
• Knowledge of and ability to practice aseptic technique
• Strong organizational and communication skills
• Flexible work schedule to accommodate periodic weekend duty

Preferred Qualifications:
• Prior experience with mammalian cell culture

Please apply online at with a CV, cover letter, and one reference contact. 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 $51,300-54,600.

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
  • 1-3 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