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Junior Specialist – Krummel Lab

Application Window

Open date: March 27, 2024

Most recent review date: Thursday, Apr 11, 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: Saturday, Sep 27, 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 – Krummel Lab

Involves a hybrid of computational, data analytics, and systems immunology specialization with emphasis of the former two. Working at the junction of the three of these to learn basic principles of the immune system. Incumbent will apply computational, computer science, data science to perform research and to drive hypotheses for subsequent analysis in the lab. Responsibilities include research, design, development, analysis, operation, and support of data science research, software, tools and hardware resources. The incumbent will work closely with immunologists to develop data algorithms and perform computation, statistical analyses, and interpretation and reporting of research. Works and can listen and talk to biologists as well as those with various computational expertise.

Required Qualifications:

  • Specialists appointed at the junior rank must possess a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) or at least four years of relevant research experience by the time of hire.
  • Applicants’ materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission.
  • Intermediate knowledge of data science tools including facility with Python and R.
  • Proven skills and experience in independently resolving broad computing / data science problems using introductory and / or intermediate principles.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated broad experience in one or more of the following: matrix factorization methods and knowledge networks.

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

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

  • Statement of Research

  • 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