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Assistant, Associate, or Full Specialist – Raleigh Lab

Application Window

Open date: February 20, 2024

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Mar 6, 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

Assistant, Associate, or Full Specialist – Raleigh Lab

The UCSF Brain Tumor Center Preclinical Core has an Assistant, Associate or Full Specialist position available, and highly motivated individuals with laboratory research experience are being recruited. The Preclinical Core has a long track record of innovative, translational research of brain tumor biology, and the Assistant, Associate, or Full Specialist position is advertised to facilitate the biologic aims of a prospective clinical trial to identify and deliver novel molecular therapeutics to brain tumor patients.

This position will be responsible for 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, single-cell and bulk RNA sequencing analysis, lineage tracing expertise.

Required Qualifications:

  • Specialists appointed at the Assistant rank must possess a master’s degree in Biology or a baccalaureate degree in Biology with 3 or more years of research experience.
  • Specialists appointed at the Associate rank must possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) in Biology or five to ten years of experience in the relevant specialization.
  • Specialists appointed at the full rank must possess a terminal degree (or equivalent degree) in Biology or ten or more years of experience in the relevant specialization.
  • Familiarity and experience with biochemistry and mechanisms underlying brain tumor biology. -Expertise with cell culture and molecular biology are required.
  • 2+ years of experience in lab.
  • Will need to be able to work within a team.
  • Capable of adapting quickly to accommodate the overall scientific aims of the group.
  • Exceptional time management.
  • Lab notebook maintenance, data analysis, and lab organization experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Post-graduate training in field.
  • Experience with In vitro assays.
  • DNA and RNA Isolation.
  • Grant and manuscript writing experience.
  • Experience overseeing the work of laboratory trainees.

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 $59,200 - $181,800.

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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