The Department of Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco is seeking for a Research Specialist at the Assistant or Associate Level. The Research Specialist at the UCSF Sano Lab will focus on basic science of cardiac stem cells. The specialist will culture cardiac tissue sample of the right atrium from hypoplastic left heart syndrome and single ventricle patients. The Research Specialist will conduct our on-going clinical trial titled: “Cell-Based Therapy to Improve Ventricular Function in Children with Single Ventricle Physiology.” The Research Specialist will also analysis the mechanism of heart failure in patients with cardiomyopathy using CRISPR-Cas9. The Research Specialist will apply for NIH, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) and other grants. The incumbent will edit and translate research protocols.
Specialists appointed at the Assistant rank must possess a Master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or must have at least five years of research experience.
Specialists appointed at the Associate rank must possess a Master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or must have at least five to ten years of research experience.
Trained in the area of molecular biology, genetic engineering and animal study (DNA/RNAextraction, PCR, cloning, CRISPR, IHC, orthotopic tumor implantation and cell culture).
Applicant’s materials must list (pending) qualifications upon submission. Applicants must have obtained the degree requirement for the Specialist level by the time of hire.
Post-graduate training in field.
Independent specialized research.
Advance degree in Biology, Molecular Biology or Biotechnology.
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.
Internal Number: JPF02608
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.