We are looking for undergraduates interested in a junior specialist/research associate position in the lab of Bruce Wang, MD, in the Department of Medicine at UCSF. Graduates with a bachelor’s degree will be considered (undergraduate degree may be in process during the application but the degree should be possessed by the appointment effective date). Most importantly, we are looking for someone who is talented, responsible, motivated and enthusiastic.
We are a stem cell biology and regenerative medicine lab and are most interested in candidates who want to perform independent research in addition to supporting the lab. Our lab studies how the different cell types in the liver, in particular the hepatocyte, are generated during development, patterned and maintained during adulthood, and regenerate after injury. We take innovative and integrated approaches using in vivo, in vitro and clinical human samples, and use the tools of stem cell biology, regenerative medicine, single cell genomics and bioinformatics. You can find out more about our research at: https://brucewanglab.ucsf.edu.
The ideal candidate will have at least six months of lab experience (beyond coursework lab experience) and familiarity with one or more of the following: microscopy, molecular biology, animal/mouse work, histology, and quantitative/computational analysis. We are looking for a minimum two-year time commitment. This position is suitable for an individual who is looking to gain research experience on the way to further career development, for example on the way to graduate or medical school.
The successful candidate will work under the direct supervision of the principal investigator. Responsibilities may include: isolation of murine and human liver cells, FACS sorting, isolation and handling of DNA and RNA, perform PCR and qPCR, tissue histology and microscopy using in situ hybridization and immunostaining, single cell transcriptome studies and bioinformatics analysis. There is potential to develop an independent research project.