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Research Technician- Madhani Lab

Recruitment Period

Open date: July 31st, 2018
Last review date: December 1st, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: January 31st, 2020
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.


Systems-level analysis of host-pathogen interactions

A Research Technician position is currently available for immediate employment in the Madhani laboratory ( in the University of California, San Francisco in the Genentech Hall Building (at the Mission Bay campus) to study the molecular mechanisms that enable mammalian infection by the human fungal pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans, which the Madhani lab has pioneered as a model pathogen and model organism. C. neoformans is a budding yeast, which is responsible for ~1,000,000 infections worldwide in highly immunocompromised patients, particularly in underdeveloped countries.

Responsibilities: Primary job duties include participation in efforts to profile functions using pooled screens in infection models and cutting-edge methods that employ high-throughput sequencing and downstream computational analysis. Secondary duties include: laboratory organization, ordering, and ensuring safety compliance. The employee will work very closely with and receive training from senior scientists in the laboratory including staff scientists, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students.

Qualifications: Highly motivated individuals who have demonstrated a passion for scientific research holding a recent B.A. or B.S. (but not M.S.) in relevant fields such as microbiology, immunology, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, etc. Previous independent laboratory experience outside of courses is required; experience working with laboratory mice, genetics, microbiology, and molecular biology are highly desirable. Command line and coding skills are a plus. Applicant must be an effective communicator, be able to take the initiative to address research issues, be able to work independently, be detail-oriented and organized, and also be a team player that works well with other members of the lab. Applicant must exhibit a strong commitment to performing scientific research. A two-year commitment is highly preferred. Applicants who can provide three professional references who can speak to their research capability from academic credentials will be considered for the position.

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 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 (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
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