Overview: We are looking for an enthusiastic, hard-working, and passionate person to join our research group as a junior or assistant research specialist. We are an evolutionary and computational biology laboratory (http://www.capralab.org/) that uses the tools of computer science and statistics to address problems in genetics, evolution, and biomedicine. The individual hired for the available position will become a key member in our group, who will participate in specific ongoing research projects and support lab management. This individual will also have responsibilities in managing lab resources, curating datasets, applying established computational work flows to new datasets, and assisting post-doctoral fellows and graduate students in the lab in their work. Up to 20% of time will be dedicated to general lab support. The individual will also be given time to develop and drive their own research project. The ideal candidate will have completed relevant coursework and/or have hands-on research experience in computational biology, genetics, and/or related fields.
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. Specialists appointed at the junior rank must possess a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) or at least four years of research experience (e.g., with instrumentation and research equipment, social science research methods, or creative activities). Specialists appointed at the Assistant rank must possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or five years of experience demonstrating expertise in the relevant specialization. Preference given to candidates with hands on experience in computational analysis of genetic and genomic data. Candidates must meet all of the required qualifications at the time of hire. Candidate's CV must state qualifications (or if pending) upon submission.
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.
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.
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.