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    • Diabetes Center / SCHOOL OF MEDICINE / UC San Francisco


    Application Window

    Open date: September 27, 2022

    Most recent review date: Wednesday, Oct 12, 2022 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: Wednesday, Mar 27, 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

    Associate Specialist – Tang Lab

    The Tang Lab in the Diabetes Center at University of California, San Francisco is looking to recruit an Associate Specialist.

    Primary Responsibilities:
    • Incumbent will be expected assist postdoctoral fellows and graduate students on experiments that include cell culture, molecular cloning, flow cytometry analysis, FACS purification of mouse and human Treg cells, performing in vitro cell functional assays, performing experiments using laboratory animals that include cell injections, health monitoring, blood glucose measurements, and bioluminescence imaging, tissue dissections and cell isolations.
    • The incumbent is expected lead a research project under the direct supervision of the PI. This includes designing experiments, performing experiments and data analysis, generate data summary and present at regularly held one-on-one and group meetings.

    Required Qualifications:
    • Specialists appointed at the Associate rank must have (or in process of obtaining) a master’s degree or have a baccalaureate degree plus a minimum of six years, post-baccalaureate, of experience in the relevant specialization.
    • Applicants must have obtained the degree requirement for the Specialist rank by the time of hire.
    • Knowledge of and experience with mouse husbandry and handling.
    • Demonstrable skills in long-term mammalian cell culture.
    • Comfortable working with laboratory instruments and computers; Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Comfortable working with primary human blood samples.
    • The ability to work under minimal supervision after the initial training period is key for this position.
    • Strong organization skills in time management and maintenance of accurate notebooks and computer files.
    • Team player with good communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Willingness to learn and highly motivated to succeed.
    • Willingness to be flexible with work hours to accommodate experimental schedules.
    • Applicant’s materials must list (pending) qualifications upon submission.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Experiences with flow cytometry.
    • General knowledge of the immune system.
    • Basic molecular biology techniques, such as PCR, DNA sequence analysis and/or cloning are desirable.

    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.

    Please apply online at https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/JPF04187 .


    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
    • 3 required (contact information only)

    Campus Information

    As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy found here: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19 .

    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.


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    San Francisco, CA
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