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The UCSF lung transplant research lab is seeking a junior specialist with experience in immunology or molecular biology to participate in several exciting ongoing projects. The incumbent will work with a large and sophisticated bio repository and perform experiments to understand how inflammation and aging affect the transplanted lung. The position involves:
  • Processing bronchoalveolar lavage, tissue and/or blood specimens.
  • Performing protein quantification assays and multi-parameter flow cytometry.
  • Collection and analysis of patient medical records for research purposes.
  • Next-generation DNA and RNA sequencing
New techniques and protocols will also be initiated when required for the execution of the research project. This position requires the ability to perform experiments independently and in cooperation with collaborators, discuss and analyze data with collaborators and research supervisors, and perform other duties as assigned. This is an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to cutting edge translational research and clinical medicine.
Required qualifications:
  • Specialists appointed at the junior rank must possess 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).
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Careful attention to detail.
  • Experience in immunology or molecular biology.
  • Strong Computer Skills (Excel, Access, Python, R).
Preferred qualifications:
  • Expertise in cell culture.
  • Molecular biology.
  • Immune cell profiling.
  • Next-generation sequencing.
  • Immunoassays.
  • Biosample management.
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 will be commensurate with the applicants experience and training. 
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.