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Specialist- Jain Lab

Recruitment Period

Open date: March 8th, 2018
Next review date: April 7th, 2018
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: September 8th, 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.


The University of California, San Francisco
Department of Physiology

The Jain Lab ( at the University of California, San Francisco is looking for a Junior/Assistant/Associate/Full Specialist to begin working Aug/Sep 2018. A minimum two-year commitment is required. The scientific goal is to study oxygen metabolism and develop hypoxia/hyperoxia as a therapy for age-associated disorders. This position will require a combination of wet lab molecular biology/biochemistry experiments, as well as animal work. Specialist will be expected to perform a range of experimental techniques (cloning, western blots, protein biochemistry, tissue culture, microscopy, etc.) as well as animal husbandry (maintaining mouse colonies, designing breeding schemes, keeping daily record of body weights/survival/activity, behavioral studies, basic dissections, etc.). Applicant should be able to perform basic quantitative tasks (e.g. dilutions, molarity calculations, manipulating excel files, database management, etc.). Specialist will also be responsible for lab administrative responsibilities, such as maintaining and organizing lab inventory and interacting with buyers/sales reps. Technician will work closely with the principal investigator, potentially resulting in first-author publications and conference presentations.

Required Qualifications:

  • At least two years of previous hands on molecular biology experience is required (either post college or during undergraduate training). An undergraduate degree in biology/chemistry or physical sciences is required to be appointed at the junior rank.

  • Specialists appointed at the Assistant or Associate rank must possess a Master’s degree (or equivalent degree) in biology/chemistry or physical sciences or at least five years of experience in the relevant specialization.

  • Specialists appointed at the Full rank must possess a terminal degree (or equivalent degree) in biology/chemistry or physical sciences or at least ten years of experience in the relevant specialization.

  • Applicants should be comfortable with basic lab techniques (e.g. making solutions/dilutions, cloning, tissue culture, etc.) and have a willingness to learn new methodologies.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preferably, the applicant has previously taken independent research projects to completion. Experience with Matlab or other programming languages, 1-2 statistics course and/or fluency with genomics tools is preferred.

Please apply online and submit a CV, cover letter, and three contacts for references to:

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




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