Assistant, Associate, or Full Specialist - Alliston Lab
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is seeking an Assistant, Associate, or Full Specialist Non-Faculty Academic position in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Skeletal Mechanobiology laboratory run by Dr. Tamara Alliston.
The incumbent will be responsible for supporting the bioengineering activities of the Alliston Laboratory and the CCMBM Skeletal Biology and Biomechanics Core by participating in the operation of engineering and biomechanical and material testing equipment including the Atomic Force Microscope, BOSE ELF mechanical tester, and others. They will also independently perform more complex bioengineering analyses using new biological or engineering approaches, or existing approaches for new applications. The position requires someone who can manage engineering and mathematical gathering and analysis of experimental data, or in the mathematical solution of physical and engineering problems. The incumbant will participate in animal handling, record keeping, data management, communication with laboratory and Laboratory Animal Resource Center (LARC) staff, molecular analyses of genotype, and data interpretation. Additionally, they will coordinate routine maintenance of laboratory equipment by acting as a liaison with technical and scientific staff at companies and in the laboratory.
Required Qualifications: • Specialists appointed at the Assistant or Associate rank at minimum must possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) in Materials Science and Engineering, or related field; or must have at least five years of experience in the relevant specialization. • Specialists appointed at the Full rank must possess a terminal degree (or equivalent degree) in Materials Science and Engineering, or related field; or must have at least ten or more years of experience in the relevant specialization. • Basic knowledge of engineering principles and methods to perform entry-level professional engineering functions. • Knowledge of the fundamental concepts of the field • Demonstrated excellent verbal, written and communication skills • Analytical skills, and strong skills in attention to detail • Effective written and verbal communication skills • Analytical and judgment skills to conduct analyses and develop appropriate recommendations. • Ability to work in a collaborative manner • Mechanical and materials testing experience • Cell culture experience • Molecular biology skills • For this position, a Master’s is preferred. Candidates must meet the qualifications by the time of appointment.
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 https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/JPF02514.
UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that 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.
Internal Number: JPF02514
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