The Chang lab at UCSF is looking to hire a research specialist in biophysics-microbiology. Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in biophysics, biology, bioengineering, physics or related disciplines will be considered. We are seeking motivated candidates who have quantitative/ computational skills, excellent communication skills and enthusiasm for science. Familiarity with one or more of these areas would be useful: microscopy, quantitative image analysis, MatLab, and/or microbial molecular genetics.
The ideal candidate will have 1-2 years of research experience (beyond coursework lab experience). This position is suitable for an individual who is looking to gain research experience on the way to further career development, for example on the way to graduate or medical school. We are looking for a minimum two-year time commitment, so that the candidate will have time to be trained and carry out an independent project. Salary and rank will be commensurate with the applicant’s experience and training.
Our lab studies the biophysics of living cells. We are interested in cellular morphogenesis: what are the mechanisms that ensure that cells are of the right shape and size? Current projects focus on molecular mechanisms underlying cell size control, cell mechanics, the nature of cytoplasm, regulation of the cytoskeleton, and growth control. We study primarily the fission yeast S. pombe as a simple model cell to study fundamental questions. The candidate will be trained in state of the art live cell microscopy and quantitative computational image analyses. We are a highly interactive, interdisciplinary group in a vibrant cell biology center at the Parnassus campus of UCSF. For more information, please see fredchanglab.ucsf.edu.
Interested candidates should formally apply via AP Recruit at https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/apply/JPF01513 and include a CV (containing previous research experience, GPA and two references). Please also include a short statement on why you are interested in this position and on your career goals.
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.