Job Opportunities

Staff research associate (SRA) or Junior Specialist positions
available at UCSF

The Diaz Lab in the UCSF Brain Tumor Center seeks a highly motivated individual for the position of Junior Specialist.

Our lab studies primary brain tumors using genomics and molecular approaches. Under direct supervision and training, the Junior Specialist will become familiar with single-cell genomics assays, cell culture, and other molecular assays. Job responsibilities and opportunities include, but are not limited to, assisting with: cell culture, processing of clinical specimens, single-cell genomics assays, and day-to-day lab management activities.

This position requires analytical thinking, a strong commitment to our shared goals, attention to detail and accurate record keeping. BA/BS in the Biomedical Sciences or a Quantitative discipline by the start date. Applicant’s materials must list (pending) qualifications upon submission. This position is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in basic molecular and genomics skills in preparation for application to a PhD or MD program. Prior laboratory experience, familiarity with cellular and/or genomics assays, or bioinformatics/computational skills are preferred but not required.

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. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue as needed throughout the recruitment period. Salary and rank will be commensurate with the applicants experience and training. Please apply online at
Posted 8/05/2022

The Green and Ostrem Labs in the Department of Neurology are seeking a Research Technician

The Department of Neurology seeks a highly motivated, dynamic individual for the position of a Junior or Assistant Specialist. This individual will contribute to the development and implementation of animal and clinical research under the direct supervision of Dr. Ari Green and Dr. Bridget Ostrem, faculty members in the Department of Neurology. Interested applicants must have outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills, an active interest in cutting-edge research and the capacity to communicate effectively regarding scientific concepts. Job requirements will include lab based, clinical, and administrative functions related to the specified project. Previous experience in molecular biology, cell culture, immunohistochemistry, and mouse models/genotyping are preferred. Basic Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) are required. Minimum two-year commitment is required. We encourage candidates from underrepresented backgrounds to apply. Interested candidates should apply through the listing on AP Recruit, Job # JPF04058: Link:  Apply by August 2, 2022 to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Posted 7/19/2022

The Schjerven Lab at UCSF (Parnassus Campus) Searching for a motivated Junior Specialist 

We study how genes regulate immune cell development (hematopoiesis) and function (immunology), and how mutations in key regulatory factors can cause disease. Our studies of normal and malignant immune cell development focus on the transcription factor Ikaros, encoded by the IKZF1 gene, and due to the many roles of Ikaros in blood cell development and function, the lab has several diverse and complementary research projects, including hematopoiesis, leukemia (blood cancer) and autoimmunity. We are currently looking for a motivated candidate to contribute to our research on autoimmunity and immune cell development, and to provide support to the lab including day-to-day operation. Training, supervision and mentoring will be provided by a combination of PI and other lab members. The projects are centered around different mouse models, and the responsibilities of the position includes mouse colony maintenance, and experiments using mouse cells, including analysis using flow cytometry, in vitro cell culture and molecular biology techniques (PCR, western, etc). This position is well suited for candidates who are looking for additional experience in a biomedical research laboratory before pursuing graduate school, or for exploring biomedical research before deciding next career step. Interested candidates should apply through the listing on AP Recruit, Job # JPF03996: Link:  Apply by Saturday June 18th, 2022 to ensure full consideration by the committee. 
Posted 06/07/2022

The Sil Lab at UCSF (Parnassus Campus) hiring for a Staff Research Associate​.

The Sil lab ( is fascinated with fungal pathogens, how they change morphologies in response to various signals, and how they interact with the host immune system. We are seeking motivated individual for a full-time Staff Research Associate (SRA). Under direct supervision and training, the SRA will become familiar with biocontainment protocols and utilize various methods to perform fungal culture, cell culture, macrophage infections, microscopy, molecular biology, gene expression analysis, genomic DNA isolation, next gen sequencing, mammalian cell transfections, immunoprecipitations, protein gels, Western blotting, biochemical assays; and other duties as assigned. This position represents an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to basic molecular skills as well as genetics and microscopy approaches in a dynamic, well-established research environment. Please see to apply if interested. 
Posted 5/19/2022

The Pollen Lab at UCSF (Mission Bay) hiring for a Staff Research Associate​.

We are seeking motivated and enthusiastic applicants for a full-time Staff Research Associate I position in the Pollen lab. Our lab focuses on understanding genetic and cellular control of human brain development and evolution. We have developed protocols for culturing and differentiating induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and primary neural stem cells from humans, macaques, chimpanzees, and other primate species in both 2D cultures and brain organoids.
Job responsibilities and opportunities may include but are not limited to: assisting with stem cell culture including aliquoting reagents and routine contamination testing and prevention, cryosectioning brain organoids and mouse brain samples, immunocytochemistry and quantitative PCR techniques for characterizing cell types derived from iPSCs, molecular biology techniques such as basic cloning and RNA extraction. Prior familiarity with these techniques is a plus but not required, and a willingness to learn new techniques is expected. Lab organizational responsibilities will include: assisting with day-to-day lab operation including ordering and stocking supplies, managing chemical inventory, assisting with biological use authorization compliance, and mouse colony maintenance. To be successful in this position, the candidate must be a team player and keen to contribute to the lab’s overall mission. This position requires exceptional organization skills, strong analytical and communication skills, excellent record-keeping, and faithful execution of established laboratory protocols. The available research position will enable the individual to learn new approaches in stem cell biology, neuroscience, and genomics and would provide an excellent background for a candidate looking to pursue a research career (PhD or MD/PhD) in a related field.  Interested candidates should click this link for more information on how to apply.
Posted 5/5/2022

The Ansel Lab at UCSF (Parnassus campus) is currently hiring for a lab manager position.

We are RNA immunologists studying the regulatory circuits that control lineage decisions and effector functions in T cells, and how that affects immune responses (to viruses, allergens, cancer, etc). We are looking for a lab manager and researcher to join us in the Ansel laboratory in the UCSF Sandler Asthma Basic Research Center. This position will combine lab management and organization responsibilities with the opportunity to perform cutting-edge research on RNA regulation in immune cells using genomics, molecular and cellular immunology, and mouse models of disease. Computational skills desired but not required. Direct supervision and training in laboratory-specific practices and techniques will be provided. We are looking for a 2-year commitment. This position is ideal for candidates preparing for PhD programs or medical school, though we are also interested in candidates considering a longer term position. Interested candidates should email CV and cover letter to: [email protected].
Posted 4/5/2022

The Rosenblum Lab at UCSF (Parnassus campus) is currently hiring for a lab manager position. 

We are a basic immunology laboratory that studies how the immune system functions in both mouse and human tissues. We are looking for an employee whose primary job duties will consist of managing the operations of a research lab. This individual will be responsible for ordering and storing lab supplies, lab budgeting, archiving and retrieving data, interfacing with the lab and clinical teams for specimen retrieval and processing, scheduling meetings, website maintenance, and communicating with industry and academic collaborators. Candidates should have either a bachelor's degree or four years of experience at a relevant position. There is an opportunity for wet lab work only if desired but no experience required. We can accommodate a hybrid work schedule. This is a good position for candidates interested in developing as scientific project administrators and managers. We are looking for at least a two-year time commitment, but ideally candidates will be interested in a longer-term position. We can grow the position as your skills develop! Interested candidates may apply to our posting ( or email a CV to [email protected].

Posted 4/1/2022