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Positions at UCSF

Project Manager - Scientific Communications | Benioff Center for Microbiome Medicine

The Benioff Center for Microbiome Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, is looking for a Project Manager to lead scientific communications and facilitate the coordination of large collaborative scientific initiatives of the BCMM. As the Project Manager, you will work closely with the Director, operational and technical teams, and the BCMM scientific leadership. You will play a key role in managing and coordinating multi-PI biomedical research grants; facilitating communication among multiple stakeholders; tracking project deadlines, aims, and budgets; and driving projects through to completion. You will also play a central role in preparing research manuscripts for publication, grant proposals involving multiple PIs, progress reports, identifying public and private funding opportunities, and more. You will be encouraged to provide scientific input, though you will not be directly engaged in lab research.

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QMAC Manager | Benioff Center for Microbiome Medicine

The UCSF Benioff Center for Microbiome Medicine is looking for a motivated, organized person to oversee operations and contribute to new and ongoing projects in its Quantitative Metabolite Analysis Center (QMAC). This position requires a motivated, organized person who can communicate and coordinate well with other staff who support projects within the microbiome research community, that are collaborative efforts that span multiple research disciplines and partners. The candidate will provide technical support to QMAC projects, receiving, cataloging and processing a variety of sample types from investigators. The position is responsible for sample processing, data generation, and general facility management and will contribute to analyses and manuscript and report generation. The successful applicant will work closely with the QMAC Director and project investigators to facilitate timely project progress and will have opportunities to develop and lead their own projects.

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Postdoc Positions | Hsiao Lab

The Hsiao lab has two Postdoctoral Fellow positions available for scientists interested in musculoskeletal basic/translational human research. The lab uses the skeletal system as a basis for understanding how hormonal and genetic factors affect human development and disease. We use a wide spectrum of approaches to develop a broader understanding of the biology underlying skeletal development, develop new models for studying disease pathology and how other organs interact with the skeleton, and devise novel therapeutic approaches.

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Immunology Research Specialist | Benioff Center for Microbiome Medicine

We are recruting an Immunology Research Specialist to support two ongoing collaborative research studies. Come take a leading role on these projects while collaborating with the BCMM's technology hubs and other researchers at UCSF.


Research Specialist | Lynch Lab

The Lynch Lab is seeking researchers at any career level to conduct human microbiome research. Research studies in the lab primarily involve large-scale human studies incorporating analytical methods including sequencing (biomarker, shotgun metagenomics and transcriptomic sequencing) and liquid and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry approaches to analyze microbiota function. These efforts are coupled with in vitro and in vivo model systems and a strong focus on translational research. 


Resarch Assistants/Specialists | Benioff Center for Microbiome Medicine

We are actively expanding our teams. Do you have experience in genomics, metabolomics, gnotobiotics, or culturing? If so, please apply!



Muliple Positions | Nayak Lab

Dr. Renuka Nayak just started her own lab at the San Francisco VA and has positions open, including for a post-doctoral scholar and technician. Email her for more information you or someone you know is excited to study the microbiome of patients with the goal of advancing precision medicine for patients with rheumatic disease.

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Live Microbial Biotherapeutic Development - Postdoctoral | Lynch Lab


Microbial-Immune Metabolic Interactions - Postdoctoral | Lynch Lab


Immunology/Microbiology/Molecular Biologist - Postdoctoral | Baranzini Lab

Role of gut bacteria in Multiple Sclerosis


Junior/Assistant/Associate - Full Specialist | Turnbaugh Lab



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