Jones Lab – Junior/Assistant/Associate/Full Specialist (Lab Manager)
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE – Anatomy (Aging Research Institute)
The Jones lab is seeking a Junior/Assistant/Associate/Full Specialist to join our group and contribute to new and ongoing projects. Our lab’s primary interest is in identifying conserved mechanisms that are involved in regulating stem cell behavior. To address such questions, we use the Drosophila male germ line and intestine, as well as human intestinal tissue and 3D organoids, as model systems. Once mechanisms that regulate stem cell behavior are identified, we evaluate how these mechanisms are altered by organismal aging and chronic and acute changes in metabolism. Furthermore, we are particularly interested in understanding how dysregulation of stem cell behavior is linked to degenerative and/or age-onset disease. The candidate will be expected to manage day-to-day lab operations, including organizing the lab space, ensuring equipment maintenance, ordering, and ensuring compliance with all lab safety guidelines. Therefore, it is expected that the candidate is highly organized and has excellent communication and interpersonal skills. The candidate will also be expected to help in generation and maintenance of tools, perform biochemical and molecular biology techniques, and utilize confocal and super-resolution microscopy. Experience with Drosophila husbandry is an asset. An exceptional candidate will lead their own independent project, develop new ideas, and be involved in manuscript preparation, when necessary.
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) in a Life Science Discipline or four years of relevant research experience to be appointed at the Junior rank. • Must have (or be in process of obtaining) a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) in a Life Science Discipline or at least five to ten years of relevant research experience to be appointed at the Assistant or Associate ranks. • Must have (or be in process of obtaining) a terminal degree (or equivalent degree) in a Life Science Discipline or at least ten or more years of relevant research experience to be appointed at the Full rank.
Preferred Qualifications: • Detailed knowledge of stem cell biology, developmental biology, and cell biology • Experience performing biochemical and moleculary biology techniques • Experience with Drosophila husbandry • Experience with Drosophila genetics -or- mammalian tissue culture or animal models • Skills in tissue dissections, confocal and super-resolution microscopy, and molecular biology techniques, including working with DNA, protein (immunoprecipitation and Western blotting), RNA extraction, qPCR and qRT-PCR analysis, and standard biochemical assays • Experience in supervising graduate students or other trainees • Proficiency in writing grants and/or manuscripts is expected
We are seeking at least a 1-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.
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.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and high-quality patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.