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Raleigh Lab - Assistant Specialist

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 16th, 2017
Last review date: October 31st, 2017
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: April 16th, 2019
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.


TLaboratory technician positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. David Raleigh, Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology and Principal Investigator in the Brain Tumor Center at the University of California San Francisco. Research in the Raleigh Laboratory focuses on developmental signaling pathways in cancer. Our research makes use of biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, mouse genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, pharmacology and multidisciplinary collaborations to gain new insights into the molecular determinants of human malignancies. In addition to illuminating how developmental pathways function in cancer, our work aims to shed light on the fundamental mechanisms of developmental biology. Our team is comprised of biologists, computational scientists and clinicians working together to advance understanding of cancer biology and improve patient outcomes.

Highly motivated individuals from broad scientific backgrounds and experience levels are being recruited. Prior laboratory experience is not required, but a strong foundational undergraduate experience is preferred. Laboratory technician responsibilities may include cell culture, mouse colony maintenance, molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, immunofluorescence and light microscopy, ordering and organizing laboratory supplies, and mouse surgeries, depending on applicant experience and interest. Over the past two years, all laboratory technician trainees from the Raleigh Laboratory have secured positions within graduate training programs at UCSF.

Required qualifications:
• Master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or five years of experience in biology, biochemistry, or a related scientific discipline.
• Logistical and communication skills to coordinate work with off-site collaborators.

Preferred qualifications:
• Workhours flexibility, ie. able to occasionally work extended hours (early mornings or late evenings) with advance notice.
• Data analysis and preparation for presentations at lab meeting/journal club.
• A strong foundational undergraduate experience.

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. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue as needed throughout the recruitment period. Salary will be commensurate with the applicants experience and training.

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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Job location

San Francisco, CA


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

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