The Feeney Lab at UCSF (SFGH campus) seeks a highly motivated Junior, Assistant, Associate, or Full Specialist to work as part of a research collaboration investigating the immune response to childhood malaria in Uganda. The successful candidate will contribute to hypothesis-driven research projects under close mentorship from the PI. S/he will be expected to lead his/her own independent research project related to fetal and infant immune responses to perinatal pathogens (malaria and CMV). Required skills will include multi-parameter flow cytometry analysis, basic molecular techniques such as PCR and ELISA, cell culture techniques, data management, and basic statistical analysis. Mass cytometry (cyTOF) may be used for some experiments (though prior training in this technique is not required). The candidate will be expected to contribute to the preparation of research manuscripts for publication. In addition, the successful candidate will contribute to team-oriented lab work including batch processing of cryopreserved cells for flow cytometry experiments, and preparation/maintenance of lab reagents, culture media, and parasite lines.
The Feeney laboratory is part of a larger academic division (the Division of Experimental Medicine) which hosts a vibrant weekly speaker series and frequent visiting scientists, and therefore provides an ideal work experience for candidates considering future graduate and/or medical studies.
Required qualifications: Specialists appointed at the junior rank must possess a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) in a relevant field of biology or immunology or at least 4 years of research experience. Specialists appointed at the Assistant or Associate rank must possess a Master's Degree in a relevant field of biology or immunology. Specialists appointed at the Full rank must possess a terminal degree (or equivalent degree) in a relevant field of biology or immunology or ten or more years of research experience. Prior experience conducting flow cytometry experiments and analyzing the resulting data, and experience with basic cell culture techniques. Excellent verbal and written communications skills are essential. The ideal candidate will be highly organized and detail-oriented, with strong communication skills and an adaptable personality, and an ability to work well within a team.
Preferred qualifications: Post-graduate training in field.
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 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.