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Moslehi Lab - Junior Specialist

Application Window

Open date: February 20, 2024

Most recent review date: Monday, Apr 15, 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

The Moslehi Lab is now recruiting for a Junior Specialist. The incumbent will pursue several projects related to the growing concerns of cardiovascular toxicities associated with cancer immunotherapies and other chemotherapeutic drugs. We are currently generating and characterizing pre-clinical mouse models that recapitulate the cardiovascular toxicities associated with novel cancer immunotherapies like immune checkpoint inhibitor myocarditis and using these models to elucidate underlying cardiovascular and immunological biology. In parallel, these scientific observations are coupled with a robust clinical surveillance program. The incumbent will help in better characterizing these pre-clinical models including both cell-based and small-animal models. The incumbent may also assist in the translational and clinical projects of the Moslehi Lab and the UCSF Cardio-Oncology Section. We hope that these pre-clinical models will better inform clinical care for the expanding cardio-oncology patient population.

The incumbent will gain experience in various molecular biology techniques such as flow cytometry, western blot, single-cell/single nuclear RNA sequencing. The incumbent will also contribute to bioinformatic analysis of sequencing data on platforms such as Seurat/R. The incumbent will also be expected to work with mouse models and related animal analyses such as electrocardiogram (ECG)/echocardiogram.

Required Qualifications:
• B.A. in biology/related topic or equivalent research experience.
• Self-motivated and able to learn quickly.
• Demonstrated effective communication skills and ability to collaborate effectively with other members of the team toward carrying out the broader goals of the laboratory.
• Proven ability to effectively manage time, successfully work on multiple concurrent projects, and meet deadlines.
• Ability to conduct literature reviews and contribute to manuscript preparation or revision.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Previous experience with mouse handling and/or colony maintenance
• Previous flow cytometry experience
• Working knowledge of Seurat/R
• Interest in cardio-oncology or immunology

Appointees in the specialist series will be expected to engage in research, professional activities and not have teaching responsibilities. Specialists are expected to use their 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 will be commensurate with the applicant’s experience and training.

Please apply online at 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 (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
  • 3-5 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