The Junior Specialist will work in a basic science laboratory on the UCSF Parnassus Campus that focuses on immunological and epigenetic features of pregnancy and cancer of the uterus (adrianerlebacherlab.org). S/he will work with current lab members, including postdoctoral fellows and graduate students, on multiple projects and perform a variety of techniques, including:
1) Immunohistochemical and immunofluorescence staining of tissue sections, including photomicroscopy 2) Molecular biology techniques including RNA extraction, PCR, qPCR, RT-PCR, western blots, and PCR primer design using online programs 3) Cell culture, including cell transfections and treatments, and lentivirus preparation 4) Mouse colony maintenance, including tailing mice for genotyping, weaning of mouse litters, preparation of tail DNA and PCR analysis, and record keeping 5) Isolation of cells from mouse tissues, and their analysis by a variety of techniques, including flow cytometry and qRT-PCR.
The position also involves basic lab managerial/administrative tasks such as ordering supplies, equipment maintenance, and reagent preparation and organization. The applicant must be able to perform detail-oriented tasks, manage multiple tasks at any one time, prioritize and perform experiments with minimal supervision, and have excellent organizational and communication skills.
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.
Required Experience, Skills: Bachelor Degree in science or related majors, as well as familiarity with basic molecular biological, biochemical, and microbiological techniques. Candidates must meet the qualifications by the time of appointment. Candidate’s CV must state qualification (or if pending) upon submission.
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.
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.