The Krogan lab is based in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology at UCSF, and is affiliated with the Quantitative Biosciences Institute (QBI) at UCSF and the Gladstone Institute of Data Science and Biotechnology. Dr. Krogan serves as Director of the QBI. Additionally, he heads a large, diverse, and dynamic research team in both the dept of CMP at UCSF and also at the Gladstone Institutes. In our research, we use systems biology approaches to tackle a variety of human diseases by investigating the underlying basic biological mechanisms. We strongly believe that the best science will be done by a diverse set of scientists who attack a given problem from different angles, which is why we are involved in many fruitful national and international collaborations.
This position requires pursuing the scientific directives of principal investigator Nevan Krogan, his team of scientists, and other collaborators on specific research grants focused on infectious diseases, cancer, and psychiatric disorders. You will be part of the research team working on achieving project goals, evaluating and determining experimental design strategy, and evaluating project data and results. You will also be expected to clearly summarize and report your project progress to Dr. Krogan and collaborating PIs. In addition, you will be expected to participate as a science writer and analyst, preparing research manuscripts and grants for the Krogan lab and QBI-UCSF. Though this position is primarily research focused, some administrative duties will also be required.
You will work in a dynamic environment amongst a large group of enthusiastic and high-performing scientists and support their work. You will work closely and in tandem with a prolific lead scientist who submits and receives a large volume of grants and industry contracts and manages a team of scientists. The ideal candidate should be independent, a self-starter with a can-do attitude and someone who likes to suggest new approaches when needed. Hard worker willing to put in long hours in a fun and supportive environment; some travel.
Finally, all QBI-UCSF employees are obligated to meet the highest standards with respect to accuracy, conflict of interest, intellectual property rights, slander, confidentiality and respect for information sources and readers.
The work environment is casual; however, professional behavior, rapt attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines are absolute requirements. Candidate must be able to work with a prolific, high-energy scientist with complex schedule needs. Sense of humor non-negotiable. Preferably erring on the side of dry.
Required Qualifications: • The position requires a PhD in Life Sciences • Experience as a project lead in research biology science • Familiarity with computational biology • High productivity and successful record publishing in high impact journals • Writing experience in publications and research proposals • Advanced oral and written communication skills. Advanced skills analyzing information, problems, situations, policies or procedures to define the problem, need or objective. • Advanced interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse groups to achieve results. • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with internal and external peers, managers and teams
Preferred Qualifications: • Proven ability to formulate solutions, develop new programs, create alternative choices and implications for implementation. • Advanced program planning and leadership of scientific projects. • Relevant work experience in scientific editing
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.
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.