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.
The successful candidate will assist with specialized ophthalmic research projects including: corneal ultrasound treatments, corneal confocal microscopy studies, design of ocular tissue permeability testers based on engineering principles and implementation with 3-D printer, harvesting of ocular tissue and cells from primary tissues, ocular cell culture and experimentation with various assays including Seahorse mitochondrial testing, quantification of ocular therapeutic agents with ELISA and HPLC, RNA extraction from ocular tissues and gene amplification with PCR.
Specialists appointed at the Junior rank must possess a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) or four years of equivalent research experience (e.g., with instrumentation and research equipment, social science research methods, or creative activities). Specialists appointed at Assistant rank must possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or five years of experience in the relevant specialization. Experience and familiarity with ophthalmic research, ocular tissue dissection for collection of viable cells, ocular ultrasound devices, confocal microscopy, PCR, mitochondrial assays, and computer-assisted design are preferred. Candidates must meet the requirements by the time of appointment.
Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue as needed throughout the recruitment period or until filled. 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 UC San Francisco 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.
Internal Number: JPF02452
About University of California, San Francisco
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.