Pharmaceutical Chemistry - Junior/Assistant Specialist

JPF01230 • Pharmaceutical Chemistry / SCHOOL OF PHARMACY


Under the general direction of the director of the Mass Spectrometry Facility (MSF) and as a member of a collaborative research team of MSF scientists, the Junior or Assistant Specialist, will participate in a variety of on-going research activities using mass spectrometry and proteomics for gaining protein-level insight for a wide range of biological investigations, including for example in cancer biology and neuroscience. The successful candidate’s responsibilities will include sample preparation for mass spectrometric analyses of biological samples generated from different collaborative projects, performing and optimizing protocols for enzymatic digestion and posttranslational modification class (PTM) enrichments, analyzing samples by advanced mass spectrometric methodologies and the interpretation (qualitative and quantitatively) of the experimental mass spectral data obtained, and preparing reports summarizing results for review and manuscript preparation.


  • Specialists appointed at the junior rank must possess a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) or at least four years of research experience (e.g., with instrumentation and research equipment, social science research methods, or creative activities).
  • Specialists appointed at the Assistant rank must possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or five years of experience in the relevant specialization.
  • A graduate degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry is preferred.
  • Post-graduate training in field and independent specialized research is also preferred.

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. 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.

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.

Please apply online at:UCSF AP Recruit JPF01230

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