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Junior/ Assistant/ Associate Specialist - Liao Lab

Application Window

Open date: March 7, 2024

Most recent review date: Friday, Mar 22, 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: Sunday, Sep 7, 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- Liao Lab

The Department of Dermatology is seeking a Junior, Assistant or Associate Specialist in the Liao Lab. We are an experimental and computational genomics laboratory that studies how the skin and immune system functions in human tissues. The position will consist of bioinformatics analysis and wet lab experiments. This individual will be responsible for applying bioinformatic and machine learning techniques to genomic data, which will generated through RNA-seq, proteomics, and spatial-seq experiments.

Appointees in the Specialist series will be expected to engage in specialized 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.

Specialists appointed at the junior rank must possess a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) or at least four years of equivalent research experience (e.g., with instrumentation and research equipment, social science research methods, or creative activities). Specialists appointed at the Assistant rank must possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or a bachelor’s degree with three or more years of research experience. Specialists appointed at the Associate rank must possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or five to ten years of relevant experience.

A 12-month commitment to working in the lab is also required, but the position is open for longer term employment. Candidates must meet all required qualifications at the time of appointment. Candidate's CV must state basic qualifications (or if pending) upon submission.
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.

Please apply online at with a CV and three 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.).

  • 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