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Goodarzi Lab - Junior Specialist - Wet Lab

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

Application Window


Open date: February 16, 2023




Most recent review date: Friday, Mar 1, 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: Friday, Aug 16, 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

Goodarzi Lab - Junior Specialist - Web Lab

Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics

University of California, San Francisco

The Goodarzi Lab at UCSF's Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics is an interdisciplinary research group focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms of cancer metastasis. We take advantage of state-of-the-art computational and experimental technologies to advance our knowledge of the post- transcriptional regulatory pathways that drive human disease.

We seek to hire a junior specialist to assist our group in carrying out experiments and lab tasks. Responsibilities include performing mammalian cell culture, assisting with molecular, quantitative, and mouse experiments, managing day-to-day lab operations, and ordering supplies. Through this work, we expect that our junior specialist will play an integral role in advancing our knowledge of cancer biology.

We are seeking at least a two-year commitment. Depending on performance and workload, opportunities for independent research may be available. At the conclusion of their tenure, the successful candidate will have deep proficiency in molecular cancer biology, as well as data science.

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.

Required Qualifications



  • BA/BS (or equivalent degree) in Biology or a related science (or in the process of obtaining) or at least four years of relevant research experience, and knowledge of, or experience with, basic techniques and methods required by the position.
  • Six months of lab experience in a research setting.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to manage time and multi-task effectively.
  • Ability to adhere to all campus safety policies.


Preferred Qualifications



  • Experience with mammalian cell culture.
  • Experience with flow cytometry, microscopy, high-throughput cloning, and/or next generation sequencing library preparation.
  • Experience with PCR and primer design.
  • Experience working with mice.
  • Basic exposure to scientific computation (i.e., Linux/Unix, Matlab, Python, Image Processing software).


Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue as needed throughout the recruitment period. For full consideration, please apply by the initial review date. However, this position will remain open until filled. Salary will be commensurate with the applicant's 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-$52,200.

Please apply online at: https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/JPF04397 with a CV and contact information for two references. Applicant materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission. The selected candidate must meet all of the qualifications at the time of appointment.


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

    (Optional)


  • Misc / Additional (Optional)


Reference requirements
  • 2 required (contact information only)

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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