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Research Specialist- Lynch lab

Application Window

Open date: April 16, 2024

Most recent review date: Friday, May 3, 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, Oct 16, 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

Research Specialist- Lynch Lab
Department of Laboratory Medicine

The Lynch lab seeks a full-time Research Specialist at the Junior or Assistant ranks to work on translational mass spectrometry research projects. The position will be in the Department of Laboratory Medicine at the University of California San Francisco. Our lab is based at Pride Hall on the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital Campus and works closely with the hospital’s Clinical Laboratory. We primarily focus on identifying and quantifying endogenous and exogenous small molecules in biological specimens using novel diagnostic technologies, such as mass spectrometry and biolayer interferometry. We are involved in translational research studies aimed at the clinical evaluation of novel biomarkers or biomarker panels to diagnose, treat, and monitor disease. The methods we develop are used to investigate perturbations in metabolic pathways caused by disease and drug exposure. An important part of our work is translating results into information that can be used in clinical practice. We bridge laboratory research and clinical research through multidisciplinary collaboration and methodologies.

Junior Specialist responsibilities may include preparing specimens for mass spectrometry analysis; performing tandem or high-resolution mass spectrometry testing; biolayer interferometry experiments; handling clinical research specimens and evaluating test performance of laboratory diagnostics.

We seek an exceptional and enthusiastic candidate with an appropriate academic background and research experience to lead their independent project(s) and assume roles in collaborative projects across the spectrum of translational research. Mass spectrometry experience and associated data analysis are required. Specialists appointed at the Junior rank must possess a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent degree) or at least four years of research experience. Specialists appointed at the Assistant rank must possess a master’s degree or a bachelor’s degree with three or more years of research experience. Candidates must meet the required qualifications at the time of appointment. Candidate’s CV must state qualifications (or if pending) upon submission.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with the applicant's experience and training.

Please apply online at, with a CV, cover letter, and three references.

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 (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 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