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Junior/Assistant/Associate Specialist- Block Lab

Application Window

Open date: February 29, 2024

Most recent review date: Friday, Mar 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: Friday, Aug 29, 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/Assistant/Associate Specialist- Block Lab

The Department of Neurology seeks a highly motivated, dynamic individual for the position of Junior, Assistant or Associate Specialist. This individual will work under supervision of Dr Valerie Block, faculty in the Department of Neurology, and Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science. They will have the opportunity to contribute in various capacities to ongoing clinical translational research projects and clinical trials in the Block Lab. Lab projects have a focus on the use of wearables and neuro-technology in healthcare. The position will interface with ongoing ambulatory monitoring and gait assisted digital tools, as well as novel Wearables for the Bladder (WeB) studies. Interested applicants must have outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills, careful attention to detail and the capacity to communicate effectively regarding scientific concepts to both patients and clinicians. What you’ll achieve: Under the supervision of the PI, conduct patient chart reviews, collect and enter patient data, and perform simple analyses and visualizations on patient data. Administrative functions and maintenance of records for specified projects Clinical coordination and interaction with patients in the WeB and gait Projects.

Required Qualifications:

  • Junior Specialist- A bachelor's degree (or equivalent degree) or at least four years of research experience.
  • Assistant Specialist- master’s degree or a bachelor’s degree with three or more years of research experience.
  • Associate Specialist- Master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or five to ten years of experience in the relevant specialization.
  • Candidates must meet the required qualifications at the time of appointment.
  • Candidate’s CV must state qualifications or if pending upon submission.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with clinical research including regulatory approvals is preferred.
  • Experience with electronic medical record systems (EPIC), REDCap, medical data collection and entry through patient chart reviews is preferred.
  • An ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment while working with a diverse subject population is preferred.

Please apply online at, with a CV, cover letter, and 2 references.

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

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

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 2 required (contact information only)

About UC San Francisco

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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