Job Summary: A position for a research assistant is available in a UCSF laboratory focused on improving treatments for human leukemia, and offers exciting opportunities to perform novel research applying molecular and cellular biology to the treatment of human disease. Start date is flexible; ideal start date is Summer 2021.
The position will consist of sharing responsibility for laboratory maintenance tasks including ordering, maintaining of lab equipment and protocols, maintenance of laboratory supplies, reagents and support of other laboratory personnel. Technical scientific duties may include maintenance of cell lines, processing of human blood and bone marrow samples, antibody staining/FACS analysis, RT-PCR, quantitative PCR, sequencing (including novel single cell sequencing techniques), site-directed mutagenesis, DNA, RNA, and protein electrophoresis, Western blotting, plasmid preparation, transfection and retroviral infection of cell lines, cellular proliferation and cytotoxicity assays, and other duties as assigned. Position would be ideal for a candidate with plans to attend graduate or medical school in the future.
Required Qualifications: Specialists appointed at the junior rank must possess (or in process of obtaining) a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) or at least four years of research experience (e.g., with instrumentation and research equipment, social science research methods, or creative activities). Specialists appointed at the Assistant rank must possess (or in process of obtaining) a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or five years of experience in the relevant specialization. Specialists appointed at the Associate rank must possess (or in process of obtaining) a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or five to ten years of experience in the relevant specialization. Specialists appointed at the full rank must possess (or in process of obtaining) a terminal degree (or equivalent degree) or ten or more years of experience in the relevant specialization. These required qualifications must be possessed by the time of hire. Applicant preferably will be experienced in curation, analysis, and interpretation of bioinformatics data relevant to our research program. As well as, experienced in the multi-dimensional analysis of cancer genomes, epi genomes, and transcriptomes to inform our biological and clinical understanding of cancer, interfacing with basic and translational researchers. Applicant’s materials must list current and pending qualifications upon submission.
Note: fingerprinting and background check are required prior to hire.
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.
Internal Number: JPF03004
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.