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Junior Specialist- Ramani Lab

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Ramani Lab Junior Specialist

Job Description:
The Ramani Lab at UCSF is looking to hire a junior research specialist to assist with research in the lab. The Ramani Lab is interested in developing and applying novel genome and transcriptome sequencing technologies to study transcriptional regulation at genomic scale. Our lab employs cutting-edge sequencing approaches to carry out high-throughput single-cell biology, to better understand how chromosome structure, chromosome accessibility, and transcriptional programs vary as a function of diverse cellular inputs. The junior specialist will specifically be involved in projects applying combinatorial single-cell sequencing and other cutting-edge sequencing methods to study the effects of metabolic and genetic perturbation on cellular regulatory programs. Candidates must have previous molecular biological experience, strong organizational & communication skills, and be capable of working independently. A 2‐year commitment will be preferred.

Job Responsibilities:
The junior specialist will be responsible for carrying out diverse experiments to support the Ramani Lab’s goal of comprehensively characterizing the regulatory consequences of genetically & metabolically perturbing cell culture models, using high-throughput single-cell sequencing assays as a read-out. As such, the junior specialist will be responsible for the sterile culture of mammalian cells, for carrying out high-throughput sequencing experiments, and for operating an Illumina high-throughput sequencer. The junior specialist will also be expected to assist with ordering reagents, aiding with lab organization, and other administrative tasks as needed.


  • B.S./B.A. degree in a relevant field at the time of hire, and previous molecular biology laboratory experience
  • A degree maybe in process at the time of application submission, however, the degree must be processed by the appointment effective date.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Laboratory experience in at least one of the following areas: cell culture, high-throughput sequencing, metabolomics assays.
  • Any scripting / bioinformatics experience (i.e. UNIX, C, Python, R).

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 and rank will be commensurate with the applicants experience and training.

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service 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 (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 1 required (contact information only)