Job at new UCSF institute for recent grad:
This is a position with the Lim Lab and the newly-founded UCSF Cell Design Institute (CDI). The CDI is focused on developing novel cell engineering technologies and creating the next generation of cellular therapies. We are engaged in basic and translational partnerships with research groups at UCSF to develop engineered immune cell therapeutics and prepare them for the clinic. We use cutting-edge approaches in cell engineering and synthetic biology to develop smart immune cells designed to recognize and kill cancer cells. We are seeking a Jr. Specialist who will assist a team of scientists in the performance of laboratory and investigative procedures by performing a variety of experimental techniques such as PCR, plasmid prep and purification, molecular cloning, cell culture (cell lines and primary cells), flow cytometry, and ELISA-like assays. The successful candidate should be able to learn new cell biological assays and execute them as necessary. Requirements include Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or related field or four years of relevant research experience. Knowledge of Immunology is preferable but not required. The successful candidate should have at least 1 year of laboratory experience that involved relevant techniques outlined above.
Knowledge/Understanding/Skills & Abilities:
- Generally experienced in job duties and in the principles and practices associated with those duties with an understanding of the underlying scientific principles.
- Ability to draft routine reports and keep accurate records of work performed.
- Actively seeks opportunities to increase skills and expertise.
- Able to learn complex tasks with general instruction. Able to use experience to perform a variety of new techniques. Candidates must meet the qualifications at the time of hire. Candidate’s CV and/or cover letter must state basic qualification (or if pending) upon submission.
This is a highly unique learning and research experience. Candidates must be highly motivated, responsible and organized.