Job Opportunities

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

The Smith Lab at UCSF (Parnassus campus)​ seeks a highly motivated research technician to contribute to collaborative and clinically relevant projects focused the treatment of human leukemia. 

Start date is flexible. The position will consist of sharing responsibility for laboratory maintenance tasks such as ordering, maintaining equipment and support of other laboratory personnel. Technical scientific duties include maintenance of cell lines, processing of human blood and bone marrow samples, antibody staining/FACS analysis, RT-PCR, quantitative PCR, sequencing (including novel single cell sequencing techniques), site-directed mutagenesis, DNA, RNA, and protein electrophoresis, Western blotting, plasmid preparation, transfection and retroviral infection of cell lines, cellular proliferation and cytotoxicity assays, and other duties as assigned. Position would be ideal for a candidate with plans to attend graduate or medical school in the future. Prior laboratory experience and 2-year commitment is preferred. Computational skills/background highly welcomed. Interested candidates should email CV and cover letter to: 

Posted 11/23/21

The Feeney Lab at UCSF (SFGH campus)​ seeks a highly motivated research technician to work as part of a research collaboration investigating the immune response to malaria, SARS-CoV-2, and pesticides.

The successful candidate will contribute to hypothesis-driven research projects under mentorship from the PI and will assist with studies ongoing in our laboratory at UCSF as well as our field laboratory in Tororo, Uganda and local cohorts. Duties will include blood sample processing and performance of immunology assays, which include high-parameter flow cytometry, ELISA, cell culture, and molecular biology techniques, as well as some general lab duties such as inventory, ordering, and developing and updating Standard Operating Procedures. Some prior laboratory experience is preferred.

To apply send a cover letter, CV, as well as the names and contact info for 3 references to Dr. Mary Prahl, Assistant Professor, Division of Experimental Medicine, UCSF [email protected]

Posted 01/31/21

The Bove Lab is looking for a postbaccalaureate, motivated to work in clinical research, to fill a Jr. Specialist role on our team. 

This research position will be clinically oriented, focused on patients with multiple sclerosis, and primarily in the fields of digital health and myelin repair. The Jr. specialist will work with research participants directly, performing cognitive, visual and electrophysiologic testing. They will also work to manage regulatory documents, maintain research datasets, and prepare data for publication in scientific journals. Candidates should be detail-oriented, work well in teams and be comfortable engaging with patients.

To apply send resume and cover letter to Dr. Riley Bove: [email protected]

Posted 12/18/20

The research group of Dr. Nathan Lo in the Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases, and Global Medicine at UCSF, is recruiting for one full-time position for a post-baccalaureate scholar.

Candidates interested in working on computational public health research related to infectious diseases with a strong quantitative background are highly encouraged to apply. The project would focus on developing computational models to improve infectious disease surveillance, control strategies, and public health decision making. There are many ongoing projects related to COVID-19, hepatitis A, and neglected tropical diseases in the research group. 

For more information and to apply see:

Posted 12/10/20

The Dunn Lab is seeking a Research Specialist. The goal of the Dunn lab is to understand how visual information is parsed and processed in the retina and to determine how this information is perturbed in disease.

The area of specialization entails colony maintenance, genotyping, experimental support, lab organization and management and provide technical assistance in research experiments. The candidate will handle mice and be familiar with or eager to learn molecular biology, cell biology, and imaging techniques. The specialist will work closely with the principal investigator and other members of the laboratory and is expected to be familiar with a given procedure but must be highly motivated, willing to learn, and very attentive to details to benefit from instruction. The expectation is for the candidate to achieve independence in regular activities and maintain detailed records.

For more information and to apply see:

Posted 11/24/2020

The UCSF ViraCore and the McManus Lab is seeking a Junior/Assistant/Associate level Lab Specialist, depending on qualifications. 

A major focus of the position will be to assist in the development and the derivation of large-scale genomic resources within the UCSF ViraCore. The candidate will engage in wetbench research in a team setting and independently oversee a University Core facility. Candidate must be willing to work as an integral member of a research team and have strong communication skills. This is a full-time position at UCSF and ideal position for applicants having a sincere fascination with basic science and the interface between industry and academia. To learn about our science, visit our websites at: and

For more information and to apply see:

Posted: 11/2/2020

The Krummel lab at UCSF, part of the ImmunoX initiative seeks a motivated postbaccalaureate for a 2 year paid position in the lab. 

Members of the lab in this position participate as a member of the lab team and are expected to have enthusiasm for learning and participating in the practice of science.  Working alongside others, the candidate would learn and participate in lab management in addition to learning and expanding their skills in multi-parameter flow cytometry and fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS) of human tumor cells; multiplexed fluorescence microscopy of fixed tumor tissue; prepare RNA and DNA; and perform PCR and single-cell sequencing. We are committed to creating diversity in our lab and community and welcome applicants who wish to spend 2 years exploring their interest in a career in science. 

Email: [email protected] with a CV and letter of interest.  See also UCSF job posting here

Posted: 10/2020