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Junior Specialist – Hellman lab

Application Window

Open date: March 25, 2024

Most recent review date: Tuesday, Apr 9, 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: Thursday, Sep 25, 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 – Hellman lab

The Hellman lab at University of California, San Francisco is looking for a Junior Specialist to perform research on the physiological and immunological effects of the endocannabinoid and endovanilloid systems, on neuroimmune regulation, and on the vascular endothelium in sepsis and injury. Responsibilities include mouse colony management, including genotyping and oversight of transgenic mouse colony breeding/husbandry/inventory, helping design then performing molecular and cellular experiments with supervision.

Job duties for this position:
1) Perform and assist with experiments using mouse models of acute inflammation, infection, and injury.
2) Perform tissue culture, ELISA, PCR, quantitative RT PCR, Western Blotting.
3) Manage mouse colonies, including genotyping, husbandry, and colony organization. 4) Organize data and keeping detailed records: experience preparing laboratory solutions.

Required Qualifications:

  • Baccalaureate degree or equivalent, in a biological or related science by the time of hire.
  • Experience with the basic techniques or methods required by the position (pipetting, preparation of solutions, performing dilutions, basic data entry (Excel), immunologic methods (e.g., antibody staining, fluorescent microscopy)).
  • Applicants’ materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience performing quantitative RT PCR Tissue culture 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

  • 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