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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 Staff Research Associate I (SRA II) will be expected to independently use and implement a variety of molecular biology techniques including the construction of high throughput multiplexed Illumina Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) libraries, DNA/RNA extractions from tissues u0026 fluids, magnetic bead purifications, column u0026 organic nucleic acid purifications, FFPE tissue preparations u0026 microdissections, multiplexed Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), reverse transcription PCR, digital droplet PCR, fluorometric DNA/RNA quantification. The individual will be expected to independently generate fragments using a Covaris, profile nucleic acids using the AATI Fragment Analyzer and run various high throughput automated liquid handlers. The SRA II will be expected to independently work on UNIX based computers and manipulated files for data analysis. The SRA II is expected to assist with various sequencing and library production technologies/approaches including RNAseq u0026 CHipSeq, nucleic acid barcoding and to help in the development and validation of new diagnostic procedures. The individual will assist in the evaluation, adoption and validating of new molecular assays including clonality testing using T- and B-cell receptor profiling, bacterial and viral genotyping.

The Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, is responsible for a broad range of patient care, teaching, research and public service responsibilities. The Department provides medical students, residents, and post-doctoral fellows in the School of Medicine, with programs in research, patient care, teaching and public service.

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: BS degree in related Science and minimum one year of recent, directly related practical experience in molecular biology and/or genetics, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Background in molecular biology and molecular genetics
Educational background and practical experience in the analysis of nucleic acids and molecular genetics
Familiarity with software for genomic analysis


Preferred Qualifications: Experience with molecular diagnostics
Experience with bioinformatics
Experience with library construction for Illumina library sequencing platforms

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.