The McManus Lab at the University of California, San Francisco is seeking a motivated individual with an interest in biological instrumentation. The major focus of the offered position will be to run a core of shared research instruments (including single-cell sequencing technologies, ultrasound flow cytometers, and high throughput screening platforms). This position occasionally grants the opportunity to work with newly designed technology months in advance of its release. This is a full-time position at UCSF and an ideal position for applicants interested in learning a variety of research technologies or demonstrating leadership within a research setting.
Qualifications (at minimum): • Specialists appointed at the Full rank must possess a terminal degree (or equivalent degree) in microbiology/immunology or related field or must have at least ten years of experience in a laboratory environment. • Knowledge of and experience with basic molecular biology protocols: PCR, DNA sequence analysis and cloning; maintenance of accurate notebooks and computer files. • Familiarity with computer systems and troubleshooting. • Basic understanding of sequencing technology, flow cytometry, DNA/RNA quality analysis, • Strong organization skills, the ability to multitask, and independence with minimal supervision. • Good communication and interpersonal skills in a lab setting coupled with a willingness to seek out advice and admit errors; highly motivated to succeed. • Candidate must be willing to work as an integral member of a research team, must be organized, and must have strong interpersonal skills.
Preferred Qualification: • Previous experience in lab management or maintenance is helpful. • Analytical skills and comfort with basic statistics a plus.
Responsibilities: • Manage existing and new membership within the core of shared instruments. • Training new users on a variety of instruments or scheduling training with a company for such purposes. • Troubleshooting errors in equipment and contacting the appropriate resources for repair. • Advising researchers on the availability and feasibility of equipment for their experiments. • Coordinating demos of new instruments for members of the collective. • Procuring new instruments to enrich the overall quality of research at Parnassus. • Perform other duties as assigned.
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.
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.