Junior Research Specialist Position in Aydogan Lab at UCSF
We are searching for a junior research specialist candidate at UCSF Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics starting in March 2021. We perform inter-disciplinary research at the intersection of genetics, biochemistry and biophysics, and graduates with a bachelor’s degree in biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, molecular, cellular or developmental biology, genetics or related disciplines will be considered (undergraduate degree may be in process during the application but the degree must be possessed by the appointment effective date).
The ideal candidate should have >6 months of experience with all of the following techniques: microscopy, molecular cloning/biology, Drosophila genetics, RNA synthesis and microinjection. This position is excellent for, but not exclusive to, people who would like to gain research experience and pursue further career development in academia or private sector. Research responsibilities would be project-dependent, and would likely include microscopy, molecular cloning and data analysis besides other specialised experiments. We are looking for a minimum two-year time commitment.
Our recent studies, showing that an autonomous clock controls the timing of centriole formation independently of the principal Cdk/cyclin cell-cycle oscillator, has challenged the long-standing model of how the cell cycle is regulated. This has opened a new avenue of research to explore such autonomous clocks in the cell. We focus on discovering timing mechanisms that regulate organelle biogenesis more generally. We use state-of-the-art techniques in live super-resolution microscopy, combined with genetics, biochemistry, biophysics and mathematical modelling, to address such biological phenomena. You can find out more about our research interests here: http://aydoganlab.ucsf.edu.
Interested candidates should formally apply via AP Recruit at https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/JPF03212. Please include a CV containing previous research experience (or attach your experience in the form of a research statement), GPA and the names of two references. Also, please include a short cover letter on why you are interested in this position and on your career goals. If you have any questions please contact:
University Statement: 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 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: JPF03212
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.