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Junior Specialist- McDonald Lab

Recruitment Period

Open date: April 12th, 2018
Last review date: April 27th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: October 12th, 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.

Description

Junior Specialist- McDonald Lab

Description
The Department of Anatomy is seeking a bright, highly motivated junior specialist with an interest in research on inflammation and cancer with an emphasis on angiogenesis and vascular biology. The postgraduate researcher will be responsible for writing experimental protocols, administering drugs to mice, performing surgery, removing and processing tissues, making morphometric measurements, analyzing results, ordering and caring for mice, and performing standard laboratory procedures. After a training period, the junior specialist will perform experiments that use mouse models of cancer or chronic inflammation, and will process and analyze tissues by a variety of methods using light, fluorescence, and confocal microscopy and other methods. Additional duties will be assigned as required for the project and normal laboratory operations

Required Qualifications:

  • Specialists appointed at the junior rank must have a bachelor degree in cell biology, molecular cell biology, or equivalent field by the time of hire.
  • College-level science and math courses completed by the time of hire.
  • Prior laboratory research experience
  • Plan to apply to medical school and/or graduate school, with a career objective of obtaining MD, PhD, or both degrees, after working in a lab at UCSF
  • Ability to work in excess of 8 hours per day and occasionally on weekends
  • Self-motivated, has ability to prioritize, and can manage technical challenges
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and enjoys learning
  • Comfortable with learning how to perform experiments using mice
  • Familiarity with and ability to use PC and Mac computers
  • Oral and written proficiency in English
  • Able to begin work in August 2018 (expected start date: August 15, 2018)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Research experience in the biological sciences
  • Research experience related to angiogenesis and vascular biology in inflammation and cancer, including working with mice and writing experimental protocols
  • Experience with using Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, lmageJ, Prism and EndNote

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.

Please apply online at: https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/apply/JPF01892

Job location

San Francisco, CA

Requirements

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)

  • Class list or grades/transcript

  • List of experience relevant to job description

Reference requirements
  • 3 references required (contact information only)

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