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Junior Specialist – Urisman Lab

Application Window

Open date: April 12, 2024

Most recent review date: Saturday, Apr 27, 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, Oct 12, 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 – Urisman Lab

The Department of Pathology is seeking a Junior Specialist to work in the laboratory of Dr. Anatoly Urisman focused on translational pathology research and biological mass spectrometry. This individual will perform experimental research in the fields of cancer biology, cellular signaling, immunology, and translational pathology utilizing specialized biological mass spectrometry techniques. The experimental activities will include but are not limited to:

  1. Tissue and cell culture, RNA/DNA purification, cDNA preparation, quantitative PCR, Western blotting, etc.
  2. MS sample preparation and processing using laser microdissection, affinity purification, HPLC fractionation, TMT labeling, SILAC, etc.
  3. MS data acquisition, including LC-MSMS, DIA, PRM.
  4. Data analysis, including raw data searches, higher-level statistics, and bioinformatics.
  5. Contribution to scientific publications and grants.

Required Qualifications:

  • BS or BA in biological chemistry, molecular biology, biochemistry, or related field by the time of hire.
  • Applicants’ materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with biological mass spectrometry/ proteomics.
  • Experience with biochemistry, tissue culture and cell biology.
  • Experience with programming/scripting (e.g. Python) and/or statistics (e.g. R).
  • Independent specialized research.

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 (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
  • 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