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Junior Specialist – Department of Surgery

Application Window

Open date: March 12, 2024

Most recent review date: Friday, May 24, 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, Sep 12, 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 Specialist – Department of Surgery
Division of Transplant Surgery
University of California, San Francisco

The Division of Transplant Surgery in the Department of Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco is seeking to fill a Junior Specialist position. The position is intended for an individual with a strong interest in synthesizing, analyzing, presenting, and publishing study findings. This position will report to the Clinical Research Supervisor and work under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, Dr. John Roberts.

Responsibilities include collecting data from operative notes, creating data visualizations of UNOS, OPTN, and internal databases, and participating in the review and writing of protocols to ensure institutional review board approval within University compliance. This position will work closely with the Principal Investigator to support the management and coordination of tasks of multiple liver transplant research studies, acting as an intermediary between the research team, physicians, and collaborators while overseeing data collection and management. This position may also interact with Spanish speaking patients so candidates who are fluent in Spanish are preferred.

This position may be responsible for creating, cleaning, updating, and managing databases and comprehensive datasets and reports. The Specialist will utilize Excel, Python, or other data visualization software to draw conclusions from external databases and internal study results.

Candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Box and Windows, have effective oral and written communication, good organizational and interpersonal skills, and excellent analytical thinking. Candidates should have the ability to multitask in a deadline-oriented environment. Applicants with an interest in surgery, especially abdominal transplant, are strongly preferred.

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.

See Table 24B for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $51,300 - $54,600.

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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