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T Cell Immunology Lab Specialist

Recruitment Period

Open date: March 29th, 2017
Last review date: May 15th, 2017
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: September 27th, 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.


The Ansel laboratory is a T cell immunology laboratory that studies how allergic inflammation is regulated. This research specialist will perform basic science research under the guidance of Asst Professor Marlys Fassett to investigate connections between inflammatory responses in various tissues including skin, nerves and lung. We employ a variety of techniques including mouse models of human disease, flow cytometry/cell sorting and molecular biology. Specialist responsibilities regarding transgenic mouse model systems will consist of breeding, screening and immunizing mice as well as dissecting tissues for immune cells. (S)he will be expected to independently perform flow cytometry-based cell sorting of ex vivo cells and tissues for RNAsequencing. There may be additional opportunities for the right candidate to participate in neurobehavioral experiments and/or in computational analysis of RNAseq datasets in coordination with the Immunological Genome Project ( They will work closely with other lab members, participate in lab meetings, and perform other duties as assigned. S(he) will be expected to conduct data analysis and preparation for presentations at lab meeting/journal club.

Required Qualifications:
• Flow Cytometry (FACS): Ability to perform multicolor flow cytometry. Note that demonstration of accuracy and careful attention to detail in sample preparation during prior research experience is especially required, as samples will need to be prepared in accordance with Immunological Genome Project Standard Operating Protocols (SOPs).
• Transgenic Mouse Work: Experience with experimental animal research. Comfort handling, manipulating, euthanizing and dissecting experimental animals.
• Logistical and communication skills to coordinate work with off-site collaborators.
• B.A. or B.S. in biology, biochemistry, or a related scientific discipline.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience with mouse models of human disease
• Computational biology coursework and/or research experience

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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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