Mar 03, 2023

Assistant, Associate, or Full Specialist - Alliston Lab

  • University of California San Francisco
  • San Francisco, CA

Job Description

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 skeletal molecular, cellular, and tissue biology activities of the Alliston Laboratory by participating in primary osteocyte culture, genome editing of bone cell lines, skeletal histomorphometry, and others. They will also independently perform more complex biological analyses using new and established approaches, and support the development of new protocols and application of spatial transcriptomic and proteomic analyses to mineralized tissues. The position requires someone who can manage and lead an independent project while also providing support to other projects and people in the laboratory. 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 support the operation of the laboratory, including 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 the biological sciences (or related field) or 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 the biological sciences (or related field) or ten or more years of experience in the relevant specialization. • Expertise in skeletal biology. • Robust Molecular biology skills. • Cell culture expertise. • Primary osteocyte culture experience. • Skeletal histology (mineralized and demineralized) and histomorphometry experience. • CRISPR/Cas gene editing. • Knowledge of the fundamental concepts of the field. • Demonstrated excellent verbal, written and communication skills. • Strong skills in attention to detail. • Analytical and judgment skills to conduct analyses and develop appropriate recommendations. • Ability to work in a collaborative manner. • Candidates must meet the qualifications by the time of appointment. • Applicants’ materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission. 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. See Table 24B ( for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $56,600 - $173,900. 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. Please apply online at

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