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The Singh Lab - Junior/Assistant/Associate/Full Specialist

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

Application Window

Open date: February 17, 2023

Most recent review date: Tuesday, Apr 30, 2024 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: Saturday, Aug 17, 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

The Singh Lab - Junior/Assistant/Associate/Full Specialist

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE - Department of Anatomy


The lab of Dr. Param Singh at UCSF (www.singhlabucsf.org) is looking for a Junior/Assistant/Associate/Full Specialist to join our team and contribute to new and ongoing projects. The Singh Lab is part of the Department of Anatomy and the UCSF Bakar Aging Research Institute (BARI). Using African killifish as a model system, our lab focuses on decoding the genomic and epigenomic basis of gene regulation during complex phenotypes such as diapause, aging, and age-related diseases.

The African killifish is the shortest-lived vertebrate in captivity and, due to its compressed lifespan, is an emerging model for research on aging and age-related diseases. Killifish can also undergo a long developmental diapause akin to 'suspended animation'. We are looking for creative and passionate individuals at any stage of their careers who want to leverage the unique biology of killifish to discover innovative ways to combat aging and age-related diseases. The candidate will work on interdisciplinary projects including high-throughput and single-cell multi-omics, CRISPR-Cas9-based genome editing, and molecular and developmental biology techniques, and bioinformatics analyses. The candidates will also have an opportunity to design and develop new experimental protocols for killifish research.

The specialist will be expected to assist with managing day-to-day lab operations (inventory, ordering etc.), killifish husbandry, perform general lab duties and be a positive lab citizen. An exceptional candidate will lead their own independent project, develop new ideas, and be involved in grant and manuscript writing, when appropriate. The position provides an excellent opportunity for close mentorship and guidance in research and career development, and candidates interested in applying to graduate or medical school are strongly encouraged to apply.

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.

* Ability to keep detailed records.

* Must have (or be in process of obtaining) a bachelor's degree (or equivalent degree) 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) 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) or at least ten or more years of research experience to be appointed at the Full rank.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Detailed knowledge or a degree in cell and molecular biology, developmental biology, genetics, biological engineering or related disciplines.

* Experience with molecular or developmental biology techniques, including working with DNA, protein (IHC and Western blotting), RNA extraction, qPCR/qRT-PCR analysis, confocal imaging, gene editing (CRISPR-Cas9) etc.

* Prior experience in working with animal or aquatic models such as mice, killifish or zebrafish.

* Experience or desire to learn next-generation genomics library preparation such as 10x-genomics and RNA/ATAC/ChIP-seq, metabolomics etc.

* Experience in bioinformatics analysis of high-throughput bulk or single-cell genomic datasets such as RNA-seq, ATAC-seq, ChIP-seq etc is a plus.

We are seeking at least a 1-year, and preferably, a 2-year commitment. Applicants must meet requirements by the time of the appointment.

Specialists (Represented):

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-$173,900.

Please apply online at https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/JPF04394.

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 (Optional)

  • 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


  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
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About UC San Francisco

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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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