A Specialist position with a minimum one-year commitment is available immediately in the Ingraham Laboratory at the Mission Bay campus of UCSF. The Ingraham Lab focuses on research about how estrogen triggers profound metabolic and behavioral responses to optimize female physiology. They seek to discover crucial hormone-responsive nodes in the brain and gut that maintain metabolic, skeletal, and cognitive health in female mice. Findings from their research program are highly relevant to women's health. This position will research estrogen receptor mediated action on novel pathways in female metabolism. There will be a specific focus on how to unravel mechanisms that drive female-specific osteogenesis after disrupting a brain-to-bone circuit. The ideal candidate is highly motivated, thinks creatively, and is able to make independent, intellectual contributions to their research as demonstrated by a record of publication and awarded funding.
PhD in Molecular, Cellular or Endocrine Biology or related field and 5-6 years of experience in postdoctoral research.
Required techniques include: qPCR, in situ hybridization, immunohistochemistry, Western Blot, animal dissection, flow cytomotry, cell culture, animal cell grafting and sequencing.
Competency in mouse survival surgeries, including: gonadectomy and stereotaxic brain surgery.
Must be proficient with molecular biology techniques, particularly those associated with the analysis of gene expression and regulation and skeletal biology experience.
Experience with mouse genetics and colony husbandry are highly desired.
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.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and high-quality patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.