Staff researcher for human microbiome projects at UCSF

We are looking for a staff researcher to join our team in the Susan Lynch Lab at UCSF and conduct human microbiome research.

The Lynch Lab at  the University of California San Francisco is seeking a Junior/Assistant/Associate/Full Specialist to conduct human microbiome research. Research studies in the lab primarily involve large-scale human studies incorporating analytical methods including sequencing (biomarker, shotgun metagenomics and transcriptomic sequencing) and liquid and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry approaches to analyze microbiota function. These efforts are coupled with in vitro and in vivo model systems and a strong focus on translational research. We are most interested in talented, motivated, enthusiastic candidates who have strong communication (written and verbal) skills. Candidates should be detail-oriented and possess excellent organization and analytical skills. The successful applicant must be willing and eager to work closely with multi-disciplinary teams of investigators.

Job Responsibilities: Tasks will include study design, preparation of sample collection kits, retrieving and transporting samples from local research sites, sample processing, data generation, analyses and interpretation. Preparation of manuscripts and reports detailing findings and contributing to preparation of grant applications as a co-investigator. The incumbent will also be responsible for aspects of lab management.

• Specialists appointed at the junior rank must possess a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) or at least four years of research experience.
• Specialists appointed at the Assistant or Associate rank must possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or five to ten years of experience in the relevant specialization.
• Specialist appointed at the Full rank must possess a terminal degree (or equivalent degree) or have ten or more years of experience in the relevant specialization.
• Candidates must meet the requirements by the time of appointment.

Experience: Experience working in a microbiology or biochemistry lab. Demonstrated experience in microbiome and/or basic microbiology research.

Additional Qualifications for the position are:
• excellent organizational and communication skills
• strong analytical abilities, problem-solving abilities, and detail oriented
• ability to maintain comprehensive laboratory notebook on a daily basis
• ability to work independently and assess need for assistance from supervisor
• driver’s license and clean driving record

Licensure/Certification/Registration: Driver’s license

Physical Requirements: Normal physical requirements include good visual acuity and accurate color discrimination. The position requires excellent manual dexterity and familiarity utilizing delicate instrumentation.

Please apply online via AP Recruit at Applicants’ materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission.

Application deadline: Open until filled
Start date: Open until filled
Location: San Francisco, CA