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Research Specialist in Liver Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Surgery

Recruitment Period

Open date: June 30th, 2017
Last review date: March 31st, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: December 30th, 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 Department of Surgery is seeking a Specialist at the Junior, Assistant, Associate, or Full rank. Responsibilities entail investigating the cellular and molecular processes required for successful liver tissue engineering. Specific laboratory techniques he/she will perform include, and are not limited to, sterile cell culture, mouse hepatocyte and non-parenchymal cell isolation, matrix gel construction, maintenance of human stem cell lines, three-dimensional (3D) organoid culture, 3D bioprinting, maintenance of transgenic mouse colonies, RNA purification, real-time quantitative reverse-transcription PCR, ELISA assays, immunohistochemistry, immunoblotting, as well as survival and non-survival mouse surgeries. The candidate must be willing to perform laboratory experiments and data analysis for ongoing projects in the lab, must be able to work well under the direction of the PI as well as independently, and willing to perform rodent experiments and work with human stem cells. In addition, the candidate will be responsible for basic lab/equipment maintenance, supplies ordering, and bookkeeping.

Specialists appointed at the junior rank must possess a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) or at least four years of research experience (e.g., with instrumentation and research equipment, social science research methods, or creative activities). Specialists appointed at the Assistant/Associate rank must possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or at least five years of experience in the relevant specialization. Specialists appointed at the full rank must possess a doctorate degree (or equivalent degree) or ten or more years of experience in the relevant specialization. All requirements must be met at the time of hire. We prefer candidates who have public speaking skills and interest in opportunities to present at scientific meetings, as well as have good writing skills and the ability to draft papers and grants under PI’s guidance.

More information regarding the laboratory’s projects and publications can be found at

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.

Job location

San Francisco, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional - Unofficial transcripts if applicant graduated from highest degree within 5 years

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

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