The WA Weiss Lab at the Helen Diller Cancer Center at UCSF is seeking a talented, motivated and energetic individual looking to expand previous basic laboratory experience with more translational-based research. Specifically, we are seeking an Specialist who will join a team of scientists (post-docs and senior technicians) that develop and study mouse models of pediatric neural cancers in order to identify and characterize novel pre-clinical drugs. We are looking for someone to be able to perform numerous therapy trials in mice over the course of a year’s time. In addition, candidates should be able to perform standard molecular biology techniques, be able to culture and treat human primary and tumor cell lines, and downstream analysis of ex vivo samples (i.e. isolate and analyze RNA and protein expression via qPCR analysis, immunofluorescence, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry and Western blot). Candidates will be expected to present at lab meetings, attend career development seminars and conferences, earn authorships on publications where they contribute data and gain an independent role in the lab. They will assist in lab management duties, order entry, making sure protocols are in compliance, and orienting new lab members. This is an ideal position to expand previous laboratory experience and those interested in using mouse models to treat pediatric neural tumors.
Required Qualifications: • Junior rank- BA/BS degree in biological-related science • Assistant or Associate ranks- Master’s degree (or equivalent degree) in a biological related science or five to ten years of experience in the relevant specialization. • Full rank- A terminal degree (or equivalent degree) in biological-related science or ten or more years of experience in the relevant specialization. • At least 2 years previous laboratory experience in a biomedical laboratory setting • Experience using mice in a pre-clinical setting • Knowledge and/or experience with basic cell and molecular biology protocols • Experience culturing mammalian cells (primary and tumor lines) • Ability to perform standard wet lab techniques (flow cytometry, western blot, IHC) • Strong organizational, multitasking, and communication skills • Ability to work independently and as a member of a research team • Must be able to commit to a minimum of 2 years. • Candidates must meet the required qualifications at the time of appointment. • Candidate’s application materials must state basic qualifications (or if pending) upon submission.
Preferred Qualifications: • Master’s degree (or higher) in a biological-related science • Knowledge of neural tumors (glioma, medulloblastoma, neuroblastoma) • Experience in a cancer research laboratory environment.
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: JPF03270
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