Specialist in a New Immunology, Metabolism, and Genomic Editing Lab at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
The Bapat lab is a newly established basic science research lab at UCSF, studying fundamental questions at the intersection of the immune system and metabolism, utilizing a mix of traditional, well-worn techniques combined with cutting-edge genomic editing and imaging tools.
We are seeking a research technician to join a small, highly collaborative, and motivated team in a new lab. This individual will report to and work directly with the lab leader. The position offers a unique opportunity to contribute ideas and learn directly from the PI, however the desire to work and make decisions independently is desired. The successful candidate will have had previous experience in a laboratory setting and a strong academic record.
Specialist appointed at the Junior rank must possess a bachelor’s degree or at least four years of research experience. Specialists appointed at the Assistant or Associate ranks must possess a minimum of a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or five to ten years of experience in the relevant specialization. Specialist appointed at the Full rank must possess a terminal degree (or equivalent degree) or ten or more years of experience in the relevant specialization. Candidates must meet the qualifications at the time of appointment. Candidate’s CV must state qualifications (or if pending) upon submission.
The lab explores questions at the organismal, cellular, and molecular levels and employs a broad range of techniques. A willingness to learn and develop mastery in new techniques in the areas of DNA cloning/sequencing, viral transduction, CRISPR editing, cell culture, T cell biology, flow cytometry, advanced microscopy, tissue dissections, and mouse husbandry/colony management is essential. The expectation is that this individual will be able to fully pursue a scientific line of inquiry via direct experimentation and intellectual contribution.
Additionally, this individual will perform key tasks related to lab management and administration, including purchasing/ordering supplies required for experiments, ensuring lab safety, animal, and other protocols are in good order, and working with lab members to solve other administrative tasks as they come up. These lab management/administrative duties will be shared with other members of the lab.
Dr. Sagar Bapat conducted his research training mentored by influential scientists across laboratories at Stanford, the Salk Institute, and UC San Francisco. He completed his MD-PhD program at UC San Diego and completed his residency in laboratory medicine at UC San Francisco. He has published in high profile journals including Nature and Science and will be focusing on an exciting understudied area of biology moving forward.
UCSF-mandated language: 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.
Things to consider: 1) This position is ideal for the individual who is considering future enrollment in medical school, graduate school, or a combination of both (MD-PhD), and desires an intellectually rich experience with a focus on experimentation and development as a scientist. There is a strong history of research technicians from UCSF going on to top medical and graduate schools (including UCSF, Stanford, Harvard, etc.) and then becoming lab leaders that make meaningful scientific contributions. 2) This lab is newly established and small, so the research technician will work one-on-one with and receive mentorship from Dr. Bapat directly.
3) The Bapat lab culture has four driving values: Clarity of thought and intent, Ambition for significance, Collaboration in thinking and action, and Wellness. 4) Compensation will be in line with UCSF guidelines. 5) The minimum commitment at this position is 2 years.
Start date: Flexible, starting between March 2021 - August 2021.
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: JPF03286
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.