Description The Ansel laboratory is an immunology laboratory that studies how allergic inflammation is regulated. The research specialist will perform basic science research to investigate the cellular and molecular basis of immune responses that can be beneficial for host defense against infectious disease and cancer, but destructive in allergy and autoimmunity. We employ a variety of techniques including mouse models of human disease, cell culture and genome engineering, flow cytometry and molecular biology. Specialist responsibilities regarding transgenic mouse model systems may include breeding, screening and immunizing mice, as well as dissecting tissues to obtain cells for culture and analysis of gene regulation. There may be additional opportunities for the right candidate to participate in computational analysis of high dimensional cytometry and deep sequencing datasets. The specialist will work closely with other lab members, participate and present research findings in lab meetings, and perform other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications: • Excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills (verbal and written) • Willingness and ability to learn new methods and skills for changing research priorities. • Ability to work independently and as a member of a research team. • Ability to prioritize tasks, coordinate work tasks with others, and meet multiple deadlines. • Must have (or be in process of obtaining) a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent degree) in biology, biochemistry, or a related scientific discipline or four years of research experience to be appointed at the Junior rank. • Must have (or be in process of obtaining) a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) in biology, biochemistry, or a related scientific discipline or at least five to ten years of research experience to be appointed at the Assistant or Associate ranks. • Must have (or be in process of obtaining) a terminal degree (or equivalent degree) in biology, biochemistry, or a related scientific discipline or at least ten or more years of research experience to be appointed at the Full rank.
Preferred Qualifications: • Experience with mouse models of human disease • Experience with cell culture and sterile technique • Computational biology coursework and/or research experience • Flow Cytometry (FACS): Ability to perform multicolor flow cytometry. Demonstration of accuracy and attention to detail in sample preparation during prior research experience is required. • Transgenic Mouse Work: Experience with experimental animal research. Comfort with handling, manipulating, euthanizing and dissecting experimental animals. • Communication, logistical and time management skills to coordinate work with other lab members.
We are seeking at least a 1-year commitment. Depending on performance and workload, opportunities for independent research, mentorship of other trainees, and scientific writing will be available.
Applicants must meet requirements by the time of appointment.
UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service 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.
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.