The Blelloch Lab in the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine at UCSF is announcing an exciting opportunity for a talented, energetic individual looking to gain experience in academic research. Specifically, we are looking for committed and motivated candidates to participate on a team investigating the mechanism and function of extra-cellular RNAs and proteins in cancer. Specifically the team is investigating the mechanism of packaging immune checkpoint proteins into exosomes and the role exosomes play in anti-tumor immunity.
Responsibilities and technical expertise: The primary job duties will include cell culture, exosome preparation, tissue preparation, immunostaining. Related duties will include molecular biology to genetically manipulate cell lines. The candidate will also be expected to partake in general lab citizenship duties such as organization, ordering, and safety compliance.
Candidate requirements: • Must have a recent B.A. or B.S. degree in biology, molecular biology, genetics or related field by the start date. • Previous independent laboratory experience outside of required courses is mandatory. • Must be highly motivated, demonstrate a passion for scientific research, and must exhibit a strong commitment to perform scientific research with a desire to pursue a PhD in the biological sciences. • Applicant must be an effective communicator, detail-oriented and organized, able to take the initiative to address research issues, work independently, as well as collaborate effectively with others. • Only applicants who provide a minimum of three names and email addresses of references from academic professionals supporting your research capability will be considered for this position. • All requirements must be met by the start date.
• Candidate's CV or cover letter must state qualifications (or if pending) upon submission.
Preferred qualifications: • Applicant must have at least a 3.3 GPA. • Experience working with RNA, and basic molecular biology techniques • Previous experience working with tissue culture, flow cytometry and exosome purification • Proficiency with MacOS and Windows, and familiarity with illustration software and databases such as FileMaker • A two-year commitment is highly preferred.
Applicants will be considered until the position is filled. Please submit CV, a cover letter, and provide a minimum of 3 names and email addresses of references from academic professionals supporting your research capability.
UCSF 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: JPF03420
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