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Vedantham Lab - Full Specialist

Application Window

Open date: April 8, 2024

Most recent review date: Tuesday, Apr 23, 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: Wednesday, Oct 8, 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

The Vedantham lab is now recruiting for a Full Specialist. Successful applicant will have an interest and experience in conducting research relating to cardiovascular stem cell technology and cardiovascular genetics. Specifically, investigations will focus on defining the genetic determinants of differentiation of specialized types of myocardial cells using hiPSC technology. The successful applicant will execute a broad research program focused on growing stem cell technology in the Vedantham Lab and will include probing specific developmental pathways in vitro using the hiPSC differentiation system, CRISPR screening of hiPSC-derived cardiomyocytes, application of standard molecular biology techniques and next generation sequencing (scRNA-seq, scATAC-seq, ChIP-Seq), and may eventually involve tissue engineering. The successful applicant will also join a vibrant and dynamic basic research community within the Cardiovascular Research Institute at UCSF. The successful application will also serve as a resource for junior lab members and will help to train other lab members in hiPSC differentiation techniques.

Required qualifications:
• Appointees at the Full rank must possess a terminal degree (or equivalent degree) or ten or more years of experience in the relevant specialization.
• At least 5 years of experience with hiPSC cardiac differentiation.

Preferred qualifications:
• Experience with differentiation of hiPSCs into pacemaker and conduction lineages.
• Genetic modification, infection, and transfection of hiPSC-derived cardiomyocytes using CRISPR-Cas9.
• Library preparation for next generation sequencing.
• Familiarity with in vivo cardiovascular models including mouse models.

Please apply online at Applicants’ materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission.

See Table 24B for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $86,900-$181,800.

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
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

About UC San Francisco

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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