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Junior or Assistant Specialist- Clelland Lab

Application Window

Open date: March 14, 2024

Most recent review date: Friday, Mar 29, 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 14, 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 or Assistant Specialist- Clelland Lab

Junior Specialist or Assistant Specialist positions are now open for the Clelland Lab at the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences. The goal of the Clelland lab is develop novel therapies for neurodegenerative diseases like dementias and ALS. Projects focused on basic mechanisms of disease and CRISPR gene editing in iPSC-derived neurons. We work with our close collaborators at the Innovative Genomics Institute. Applicants intending on progressing to graduate or medical school are encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications:

  • Junior Specialist- A Bachelor’s degree or at least 4 years of research experience required by start date.
  • Assistant Specialist- A Master’s degree or a Bachelor’s degree with 3 or more years of research experience by the start date.
  • Laboratory experience
  • A background in molecular biology or bioinformatics
  • Strong communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A college degree
  • Cell culture experience

Start dates flexible until the position is filled. We prefer a 2-year commitment.

Please apply online at, with a resume (CV), unofficial transcript, cover letter, and two references.

For other inquiries, please contact Jaime Mohl at

Salary competitive and commensurate with experience.
See Table 24B for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $51,300-$65,900.

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- Unofficial Transcript

Reference requirements
  • 2 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