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University of California - San Francisco
San Francisco, California, US
Closing date
Sep 24, 2023

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Employment Type
Full time
March 28, 2023


Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Full Time


Job Summary

Dr. England's research laboratory is developing small molecules to control the activity of nuclear receptors, a class of ligand-regulated transcription factors that play critical roles in human health and disease. Incumbent will characterize the effects of small molecules on the activity of nuclear receptors using cellular assays, including luciferase reporter assays and gene transcription assays (RTqPCR), work up and analyze data (including statistical analyses).

Other aspects of the project may involve developing DNA constructs to explore various aspects of nuclear receptor functioning in cells and characterizing ligand effects on the localization and trafficking of nuclear receptors using appropriate microscopic imaging tools and techniques. Must have prior research laboratory experience, be proficient in aseptic techniques, and be willing/able to design and troubleshoot experiments.

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Department Description

The Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry is one of three departments in the UCSF School of Pharmacy and is under the administrative oversight of the Department Chair, Michelle Arkin.

Through research and teaching, the Department seeks to understand the biological principles of small molecules, proteins, and cellular design, and to apply these principles for the therapeutic benefit of patients

Required Qualifications
  • BA/BS in related science and one or more years of recent, directly related work experience utilizing the techniques or methods required by the position; and/or equivalent experience/training
  • Hands-on research experience working with cultured and/or primary cells and carrying out cellular assays in a research laboratory (college laboratory courses are not sufficient)

Preferred Qualifications
  • PhD in cellular and molecular biology or related field

About UCSF

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 excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. We bring together the world's leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.

Pride Values

UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence - also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity - both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at

Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.

The University of California San Francisco 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, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.



Job Code and Payroll Title

009617 SRA 2 NEX

Job Category

Research and Scientific

Bargaining Unit

University Professional Technical Employees - Research Support Professionals Unit (UPTE-RX)

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