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Research Specialist – Mackenzie Laboratory

Application Window

Open date: February 20, 2024

Most recent review date: Monday, May 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

Research Specialist – Mackenzie Laboratory
University of California, San Francisco

The MacKenzie Lab, located in the Regenerative Medicine Building on UCSF Parnassus campus, is seeking a highly motivated and talented candidate interested in conducting basic and translational research to understand the genetics of congenital disorders and developing new therapies to treat them. Our work involves both research in animal models and as well as patient samples, in the broad area of maternal-fetal precision medicine.

Responsibilities include:

  • Performing molecular biology techniques and immunology techniques on animal and human samples from ongoing pre-clinical and clinical projects of fetal therapy in the lab.
  • Coordination of patient samples.
  • Administrative and laboratory management duties.
  • Onboarding and coordination of lab personnel including staff research associates (SRA’s) and volunteers.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in multiple research projects depending on the candidate’s skills and level of interest. Individuals who are looking to contribute to paradigm shifting, cutting edge research in the field of genome editing and fetal therapy are preferred.

Candidates should have excellent interpersonal communication skills, strong organizational skills and high attention to detail, strong analytical and problem solving abilities, the ability to work independently and as a member of a team, familiarity with wet lab techniques, familiarity with IACUC submissions and maintenance, and experience working with mice.

Specialists appointed at the Junior rank must have a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) in biology, biochemistry, biophysics or a related field or at least 4 years of experience with laboratory experience.

Specialist appointed at the Assistant rank must have a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) in biology, biochemistry, biophysics or a related field or a baccalaureate degree with 3 or more years of years of laboratory experience.

Specialist appointed at the Associate rank must have a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) in biology, biochemistry, biophysics or a related field or 5-10 years of laboratory experience.

'See Table 24B for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $51,300 - $82,100.

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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 (Optional)

  • 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