The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences is now recruiting a Specialist at the Junior, Assistant, Associate or Full rank. The mission of the Center of Cellular Construction at UCSF is to turn cell biology into an engineering discipline by learning how to engineer the physical structure and interactions of living cells, to change them into living bioreactors and modules of novel self-organizing devices. Much of our work depends on microscopic analyses of variety of biological systems. We need an applicant who will interface between biologists in an academic setting with our engineering and programmer partners both in academia and IBM. The applicant's main responsibility is to help Center members apply image processing tools to their analyses, particularly the deep learning tools being developed at IBM. The applicant will work with the Center's Director of Data Management to develop ways to store and share Center imaging data. Another responsibility of the applicant will be to organize center-wide gatherings to discuss current image processing challenges to promote problem solving and identification of areas in which the Center resources might be directed.
Required Qualifications: •Specialists appointed at the Junior rank must possess a baccalaureate degree in a biological science (or equivalent degree) or at least four years of experience in the relevant specialization. •Specialists appointed at the Assistant or Associate rank must possess a master’s degree in a biological science (or equivalent degree) or at least five years of experience in the relevant specialization. •Specialists appointed at the Full rank must possess a PhD in a biological science (or equivalent degree) or ten or more years of experience in the relevant specialization. •The applicant must be well versed in several programming languages and be able to pick up new languages. •Good communication skills is an absolute requirement since much of the work requires working within a Center with 130 members. •In addition, good presentation skills is another requirement since the center has quarterly meetings and is expected to present to a panel from NSF yearly. •The applicant must have prior microscopy experience either writing code or have worked on a research project using fluorescence microscopy.
Preferred Qualifications: •The applicant knows Python, MATLAB, C/C++ and has had some experience/understanding of deep learning/neural network analysis. •A clear understanding of statistical analysis. •Competence in using CAD software. •The applicant has at least one first author publication in order to understand the mindset of researchers.
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.
Please apply online at https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/apply/JPF01754.
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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.