A Research Technician position is currently available for immediate employment in the lab of Dr. Davide Ruggero at the University of California, San Francisco in the Helen Diller Family Cancer Research Building (at the Mission Bay campus) to study the molecular mechanisms by which alterations in post-transcriptional regulation and translational control contribute to cancer development. The candidate will have the opportunity to publish their research in preeminent scientific journals such as Cell, Nature, Cancer Cell, and Molecular Cell. Previous researchers in this position have successfully obtained admission to some of the most prestigious medical and graduate programs in the country.
Responsibilities and technical expertise: The candidate will work very closely with and receive training from postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and clinical fellows within the lab. Primary job duties include performing experiments utilizing western blot analysis, RNA isolation, PCR, tissue culture, mouse genotyping, immunohistochemistry, and mouse dissection. Secondary duties include laboratory organization, ordering, and ensuring safety compliance.
Required Qualifications: • Must have a B.A. or B.S. degree (but not M.S. degree) in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, or a related field by the start date. • Applicant must have at least a 3.4 GPA to be eligible. • Previous independent laboratory experience outside of required courses is mandatory. • Must be highly motivated, clearly demonstrate a passion for scientific research, and must exhibit a strong commitment to perform scientific research with a desire to pursue a Ph.D. in the biological sciences. • Applicant must be an effective communicator, detail-oriented and organized, able to take the initiative to address research issues, and work independently, and collaborate well with other members of the lab. • Only applicants who provide a minimum of two names and email addresses of references from academic professionals supporting your research capability will be considered for this position. • All requirements must be met by the start date.
Preferred Qualifications: • Proficiency in MS Office and Adobe software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Illustrator, and Photoshop. • Experience in computational analysis, RNA biology and experience with handling mice is highly preferred. • A two-year commitment is highly preferred.
Applicants will be considered until the position is filled. Please submit curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and provide a minimum of two names and email addresses of references from academic professionals supporting your research capability.
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.
Internal Number: JPF02498
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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.