A Junior or Assistant Specialist position is available in the Stewart Lab to study ocular diseases and their treatment in the Department of Ophthalmology at the UCSF School of Medicine in San Francisco.
The Stewart Lab studies retinal and corneal diseases, ocular drug delivery, and proteomics in ocular biospecimens.
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.
The successful candidate will assist with specialized ophthalmic research projects including: corneal ultrasound treatments, corneal confocal microscopy studies, design of ocular tissue permeability testers based on engineering principles and implementation with 3-D printer, harvesting of ocular tissue and cells from primary tissues, ocular cell culture and experimentation with various assays including Seahorse mitochondrial testing, quantification of ocular therapeutic agents with ELISA and HPLC, RNA extraction from ocular tissues and gene amplification with PCR. The specialist will also assist with implementation and logistical support for educational programs in the ophthalmic surgical teaching laboratory.
Specialists appointed at the junior rank must possess a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) or must have at least four years of research experience (e.g., with instrumentation and research equipment, social science research methods, or creative activities). Specialists appointed at Assistant rank must possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or must have at least five years of experience in relevant specialization. The candidate must be hard working, passionate about research and be able to work independently and as part of a team. Applicants should be willing to learn the skills necessary for ophthalmic research, ocular tissue dissection for collection of viable cells, ocular ultrasound devices, confocal microscopy, PCR, mitochondrial assays, and computer assisted design are preferred. Applicant must have all qualifications met by the time of appointment. Applicant’s materials must list (pending) qualifications upon submission.
Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue as needed throughout the recruitment period or until filled. Salary and rank will be commensurate with the applicants experience and training.
Interested individuals should send their CV, cover letter, a statement of career goals and contact information for three (3) references to https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/JPF03388. 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.
Internal Number: JPF03388
About University of California, San Francisco
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.