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Assistant or Associate Specialist - Oldham Lab

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 28th, 2016
Last review date: October 28th, 2016
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: March 28th, 2018
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.


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. Responsibilities will include performing laboratory experiments (~80%) and serving as laboratory manager (~20%). Laboratory experiments will require familiarity with cell culture (ideally neural stem cell culture), histology, and molecular biology. Laboratory management responsibilities will include ordering equipment and supplies to provision and maintain the laboratory for efficient day-to-day operation, providing support for the preparation of research approvals to ensure institutional compliance and lab safety, organizing and maintaining chemical and equipment inventories, maintaining laboratory equipment, and performing other duties as assigned. Supervision of an undergraduate assistant and training of new laboratory members may also be required.

Specialists appointed at the Assistant/Associate rank must possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) in biology or a related field or five years of experience demonstrating expertise in the relevant specialization. Appointees at the Associate level must have a significant record of academic accomplishment including published or in-press publication, and a demonstrated record of University and / or public service. Additionally, appointees at the Associate level will possess considerable independence in planning and execution of research. Experience working in a research laboratory is a prerequisite, along with outstanding organizational skills / attention to detail, and a positive attitude. We are passionate about doing great science and are looking for someone who feels the same way! Strong preference will be given to the candidate who is willing to make a minimum two-year commitment to the laboratory. Post graduate training in biological, neuroscience or related field and independent specialized research is preferred.

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. Please apply online at:

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that 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.

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San Francisco, CA

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