An Associate Specialist position is currently available for immediate employment in the lab of Dr. Davide Ruggero at the University of California, San Francisco in the Helen Diller Family Cancer Research Building (at the Mission Bay campus). Research will involve understanding the role of the unfolded protein response and adaptive translational regulation in aggressive prostate cancer in vivo. This includes how identifying the requirement for adaptive stress response pathways in rewiring translational oncogenic programs activate in aggressive prostate cancer in mouse and human tumors. The candidate will have the opportunity to publish their research in preeminent scientific journals such as Cell, Nature, Cancer Cell, and Molecular Cell. For research topics, please see our lab website at http://ruggerolab.ucsf.edu/
Responsibilities and technical expertise: Using techniques available in the UCSF Department of Urology, including pharmacological and genetic tools, the candidate will engage in research on elucidating the role of altered nucleotide modifications in regulating gene expression and investigating how this can directly contribute to disease such as cancer and bone marrow failure.
Required Qualifications: • Must have a PhD degree or equivalent in Molecular Biology, Genetics, or Cellular Biology • More than 6 years postdoctoral research experience • Must have experience in the area of RNA metabolism with a particular focus on understanding the role of deregulated translational control leading to cancer • All requirements must be met by the start date
Preferred Qualifications: • Proficiency in MS Office and Adobe software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Illustrator, and Photoshop. • Experience in computational analysis, RNA biology and experience with handling mice is highly preferred. • Applicant must be an effective communicator, detail-oriented and organized, able to take the initiative to address research issues, and work independently, and collaborate well with other members of the lab. • A two-year commitment is highly preferred.
Applicants will be considered until the position is filled. Please submit curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and provide a minimum of three names and email addresses of references from academic professionals supporting your research capability.
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.
Internal Number: JPF02506
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