The Fung lab is based on the Mission Bay Campus at UCSF and focuses on understanding how chromosomes segregate during meiosis. We are using high-throughput in vivo screening techniques to evaluate the effects of chemicals in tobacco and tobacco-free products on fertility. Microscopy, molecular biology, computational biology, genomics and genetics are techniques used to study problems related to meiosis and infertility. The work will involve working with yeast, worms and flies. The applicant would be responsible for learning all these techniques under the supervision of a postdoc or staff scientist. In general, the applicant will be required to gain expertise in a number of lab methods, be responsible for general lab safety and organization. The applicant is expected to keep good lab notebooks and report to the supervisor minimally weekly. The applicant is expected to attend lab meetings and present results.
Qualifications needed at the time of hire:
Junior rank- At a minimum, a bachelor’s degree in a physical, computational, computer or biological science is required or at least image processing experience and 4 years of previous research experience in the relevant specialization.
Assistant and Associate ranks- a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) in a physical, computational, computer or biological science or at least 5 years of research experience in the relevant specialization
Full rank- a terminal degree (or equivalent degree) in a physical, computational, computer or biological science or at least 10 years research experience in the relevant specialization.
Have previous experience working with yeast and flies.
Previous experience working in meiosis is preferred
Good eyesight is needed since some yeast dissection and microscopy will be performed.
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 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. Please contact Dr. Jennifer Fung at Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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