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Specialist Position at UCSF

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Specialist Position at UCSF

The Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery is looking for people interested in a Specialist position (Junior, Assistant, or Associate rank) at UCSF. We are an interdisciplinary lab. Appointees at the junior rank will be required to have a bachelor's degree in biology, bioengineering, biochemistry, computer science or related disciplines. Appointees at the assistant/associate level must have a master’s degree in in biology, bioengineering, biochemistry, computer science or related disciplines.

The ideal candidate will have familiarity with one or more of the following: microscopy, molecular biology, mammalian cell culture, instrumentation, genome editing/CRISPR technology, and quantitative and computational analysis. We prefer candidates with a strong background in bioinformatics/computational biology who have the ability to perform independent research in addition to supporting the lab. Candidates interested in working in the lab for at least two years are preferred.

Our lab is interested in the identity and function of the molecular events that reprogram a normal cell into a pre-cancerous cell and ultimately to a cancer cell. We hope to harness that knowledge to generate novel therapies. We use a variety of techniques to address these questions such as high throughput sequencing of clinical samples, cell culture and in vivo modeling, and computational analysis of large, multidimensional data sets. For example, we have identified a set of mutations in head and neck squamous cell cancer that we are highly confident contribute to the initiation and progression of the disease, however how these mutations interact and how they reprogram cells is largely unknown. We additionally have a strong interest in the development and maintenance of the organs of hearing.

CV must contain previous research experience, GPA, a list of prior coursework, and three references. Please apply though . Please provide a short statement on why you are interested in this position and how this position will help you achieve your career goals. 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.

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




3 references required (contact information only)