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Mukherjee Lab - Junior/Assistant/Associate/Full Specialist

University of California - San Francisco
United States, California, San Francisco
Jul 01, 2024

Application Window

Open date: March 14, 2023

Most recent review date: Friday, Jul 5, 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, Sep 14, 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

Mukherjee Lab - Junior/Assistant/Associate/Full Specialist

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE - Hooper Foundation


The candidate will be responsible for laboratory research duties as well as lab management duties. This position will involve experiments including bacterial culture, mammalian cell culture, macrophage infections, microscopy, molecular biology, gene expression analysis, mammalian cell transfections, immunoprecipitations, protein gels, Western blotting; and perform other duties such as lab ordering/organization. The specialist will perform experiments with the bacterial pathogen Legionella pneumophila. General lab managerial tasks such as cataloging and ordering reagents are part of the position, and other duties as assigned. In addition independent research projects are available separate from the above describe duties. The Mukherjee lab is a highly collaborative space that is pushing the cutting edge of host-pathogen biology. Additionally, the specialist will be expected to assist with managing day-to-day lab operations, and perform general lab duties and be a positive lab citizen.

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.

* 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) either a Master's degree or a Bachelor's degree with 3+ years of research experience for appointment to the Assistant 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 Associate rank.

* 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:

* Prior experience with handling pathogenic microbes, aseptic techniques

* Prior experience in the design and assembly of DNA constructs

We are seeking at least a 2-year commitment. Depending on performance and workload, opportunities for independent research, mentorship of other trainees, and scientific writing will be available.

Applicants must meet requirements by the time of appointment.

Please apply online at https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/JPF04433. Applicants' materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission.

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.

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
  • 2-4 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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