Research (or Scientist) Position in the Abate Lab at UCSF
We are seeking to hire innovative, hypothesis-generating, self-motivated researcher position. Our lab provides unique, multidisciplinary training that is optimal for individuals interested in pursuing independent, research-intensive careers in academia or industry. We pursue a philosophy that the best science is done by generating tools and methodologies in response to important biological questions with high impact applications, using data generated in our lab. If you are excited by the idea of developing the mindset of a principle investigator, taking intellectual risks, and exploring true unknowns to generate major advances in knowledge and technology, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Skills and qualifications
We seek candidates interested in developing novel bioinformatics methods and generating biologically meaningful hypotheses with data generated by our microfluidics technologies. Our technologies generate next generation sequencing datasets containing single cell and virus genomes and full-length enriched genome islands and gene clusters.
We seek candidates with strong molecular biology experience. Ability to develop and optimize assays and troubleshoot biological reactions is essential, including PCR assays and next generation sequencing. Virology expertise is preferred, not required. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals with strong biology backgrounds who are interested in picking up new skill sets in bioinformatics, microfluidics technology development, and bioengineering.
General skills sought for all candidates:
A master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or five to ten years of experience in the relevant specialization Strong interest in developing new technologies or bioinformatic approaches to cutting-edge biological questions and experimental data Engineering, problem-solving mindset, regardless of disciplinary background Strong ambition to develop the skills and mindsets necessary for independently leading high impact research programs in their future careers
People who enjoy working on the edges of “new and crazy” ideas and technologies tend to thrive in the Abate lab. Our lab consists of ~20 members with diverse backgrounds spanning physics, engineering, biology, and bioengineering. We are results-driven and work collaboratively to efficiently address experimental or other barriers to progress. Our lab has a track record of commercializing technologies we develop, providing exposure to best practices in incubation and startup development.
Cover letter (Describe your research background and interests, emphasizing multidisciplinary training and interests relevant to the work of the Abate lab. Please briefly address your long-term career interests and how you expect this position will help you achieve your professional goals.)
Contact details for three referees Informal inquires can be directed to email@example.com. Applicants’ materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission.
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.