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Goga Lab - Junior/Assistant/Associate/Full Specialist

Application Window

Open date: March 13, 2024

Most recent review date: Thursday, Mar 28, 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 13, 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

Goga Lab – Junior/Assistant/Associate/Full Specialist
Department of Cell & Tissue Biology
UC San Francisco

The Goga lab is seeking a Junior/Assistant/Associate/Full Specialist to join our group and contribute to new and ongoing projects. Our lab focuses on cancer heterogeneity, metabolism, immunology, and metastasis. Candidates will be part of a diverse, friendly, and inclusive group of highly motivated scientists tackling fundamental questions in cancer biology and metastasis. Candidates will have the opportunity to present at lab meetings, attend career development seminars, conferences, and attain authorship on projects to which they make contributions.

The candidate will be expected to:

  • Provide technical support to the research group of post-docs and scientists
  • Tumor and tissue sample processing and analysis
  • Update research protocols for review and approval
  • Monitor the lab’s facilities and equipment
  • Inventory management
  • Overall lab maintenance, safety and compliance
  • Note: Occasional partial weekend hours for animal care is a requirement of this position.

Required Qualifications:

  • Baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) or at least four years of research experience to be appointed at the Junior rank.
  • Master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) with three or more years of research experience to be appointed at the Assistant rank.
  • Master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or five to ten years of experience in the relevant specialization to be appointed at the Associate rank.
  • Terminal degree (or equivalent degree) or ten or more years of experience in the relevant specialization to be appointed at the Full rank.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Willingness and ability to learn new methods and skills for changing research priorities.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a research team.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, coordinate work tasks with others, and meet multiple deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience culturing mammalian cells.
  • Experience with mouse handling and care.
  • Willingness to learn more advanced wet lab techniques (immunohistochemistry, library preparation for sequencing, flow cytometry, metabolomics).
  • Willingness to interact with patients and physicians for tumor sample collection and processing.

We are seeking at least a 1-year commitment. Depending on performance and workload, opportunities for independent research, mentorship of other trainees, and scientific writing are available.

See Table 24B for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $51,300-$181,800.

Please apply online at: with a cover letter, CV, and contact information for two references. Applicant materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission. The selected candidate must meet all of the qualifications at the time of appointment.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - CV must clearly list current and/or pending qualifications (e.g. board eligibility/certification, medical licensure, etc.).

  • 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
  • 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