Andino Lab - Associate Specialist SCHOOL OF MEDICINE - Microbiology & Immunology
Description The Andino lab is seeking an Associate Specialist to contribute to ongoing projects. Our lab focuses on RNA virus pathogenesis. We are also interested in virus evolution and mechanisms of antiviral defense (see Vignuzzi, et al., Nature 2005; Acevedo, A., Nature 2014; Stern, A. et al., Cell 2017; Xiao, Y., Nat Commun 2017). The candidate will be expected to contribute to these projects by conducting virology, and molecular biology techniques, including virus manipulation, high throughput RNA sequencing, cloning, protemics analyses, etc. An exceptional candidate will be able to design and execute experiments in mammalian cells and animal models of infection, and study the mechanisms of the infection process. Additionally, the specialist (like all members of the lab) will be expected to assist with managing day-to-day lab operations, and perform general lab duties and be a positive lab citizen.
Required Qualifications: • PhD degree in Virology is required by the time of appointment. • Excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills (verbal and written). • Willingness and ability to learn new methods and skills for changing research priorities. • Ability to work independently and as a member of a research team. • Ability to prioritize tasks, coordinate work tasks with others, and meet multiple deadlines.
Preferred Qualifications: • Prior experience with handling pathogenic microbes, aseptic techniques • Prior experience in the bioinformatics • Prior experience in high throughput sequencing and proteomics
UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service 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.