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Junior or Assistant Specialist - McCormick Lab

University of California - San Francisco
United States, California, San Francisco
June 05, 2024

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Open date: December 9, 2022




Most recent review date: Saturday, Sep 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.




Final date: Sunday, Jun 9, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.



Position description

Junior or Assistant Specialist - McCormick Lab

The Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center is seeking a full time Junior or Assistant Specialist. The responsibilities for this position will include research involving tissue culture, molecular cloning, generation of knock-out/-in cell lines using CRISPR-Cas9 techniques, protein interaction analysis, signal transduction pathway analysis, expression of recombinant proteins, preparation of samples for mass spectrometry analysis and possible mouse work. This position is for one year (with the possibility for renewal) and suitable for an individual with skills in biological sciences who is looking to gain research experience on the way to further career development, such as going on to PhD training.

Areas of specialization include signal transduction focused on the RAS signaling pathway, molecular biology, cancer biology and cancer therapeutics.

Required Qualifications:

* Specialists appointed at the junior rank must possess a bachelor's degree in a relevant area of study such as biochemistry, molecular biology and/or genetics, or related field.

* Specialists appointed at the Assistant rank must possess a master's degree (or equivalent degree) in a relevant area of study such as biochemistry, molecular biology and/or genetics, or related field or Bachelor's degree in a relevant area of study such as biochemistry, molecular biology and/or genetics, or related field with five years of experience in the relevant specialization.

* Must have previous experience in laboratory work.

* Have strong analytical, organizational, and communication skills.

* Applicant must have all requirements met by time of hire.

* Applicant's materials must list (pending) qualifications upon submission.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Expertise in tissue culture, electrophoresis, DNA manipulation techniques (molecular biology), western blotting, immunoprecipitation, transfection and flow cytometry.

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.

See Table 24B (https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/2022-23/july-2022-salary-scales/t24-b.pdf) for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $49,000 -$63,000.

Please apply online at https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/JPF04297.


Application Requirements
Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - CV must clearly list current and/or pending qualifications (e.g. board eligibility/certification, medical licensure, etc.).


  • Cover Letter


  • Statement of Research (Optional)


  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)


  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please see the following page for more details: https://diversity.ucsf.edu/contributions-to-diversity-statement

    (Optional)


  • Misc / Additional (Optional)


Reference requirements
  • 2 letters of reference required

About UC San Francisco

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

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.


Job location
San Francisco, CA

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