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Staff Research Associate II at University of California - San Francisco

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Type: Full Time
Location: San Francisco, California

Job Description:

The purpose of the Staff Research Associate II (SRA II) position is to provide research assistance in the Drug Research Unit (DRU) to:

1. Analyze human bio-matrix samples, following established methods, to support current clinical protocols. These methods use analytical instrument techniques such as Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry-Mass Spectrometry (LC-MSMS) and High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC).

2. Assist in development and validation of new analytical methods for quantitative chemical analysis of antiviral, malaria and tuberculosis drugs in human bio-matrices.

3. Provide technical support to postdoctoral fellow, students, and staff.

One of three departments in the School of Pharmacy, the Department of Clinical Pharmacy is a multi-faceted department with many locations at UCSF and throughout the state. It is responsible for the majority of courses taught in the School of Pharmacy and has both a residency program and fellowship program. The department has an active research program, the Drug Research Unit (DRU), located at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFGH). The DRU focuses on planning, developing and implementing human clinical trials for antiviral (in particular anti-HIV compounds), malaria, tuberculosis and other drugs, in order to study pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and drug interactions.

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 excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.\\",\\"

Required Qualifications: BA/BS degree in Chemistry or a closely related field (examples: Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Chemical Engineering) and one or more years of recent, directly related work experience following degree completion, utilizing the techniques or methods required by the position; or an equivalent combination or education and experience
Experience using High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) or Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry-Mass Spectrometry (LCMSMS) methods
Experience in use and maintenance of analytical instruments
Propensity for detail, good computer skills, and good laboratory and problem solving skills
Perform sample analysis, assay development and validation of new analytical procedures as required
Excellent interpersonal, organizational, record keeping and time management skills

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of and experience with Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectroscopy-Mass Spectroscopy instruments
Knowledge of quality control specifications for analytical testing
Knowledge of committee on human research (CHR) process and tracking requirements
Experience in the use of Lab Data Management System (LDMS) or similar database

License/Certification: n/a

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of California San Francisco 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, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.