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Molecular Biology SRA I/II at University of California - San Francisco

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Type: Full Time
Location: San Francisco, California

Job Description:

The Molecular Biology Staff Research Associate I/II (Molecular Biology SRA I/II) will support the Cell and Animal models group at the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (IND) to develop tools to help understand the mechanisms of neurodegenerative disease transmission, and in the production of new transgenic rodent models in which to test potential therapeutics.

The position will be responsible for generating cells expressing human neurodegenerative disease-associated proteins with various mutations, and in cloning constructs for the creation of transgenic mice and rats. The role requires working with infectious mammalian prions in a laboratory setting under biosafety level (BSL). All appropriate training will be provided. The candidate must be highly motivated, have strong, numerical, analytical, organizational, and communication skills.

The Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (IND) at UCSF, in collaboration with our pharmaceutical industry partner, are quickly approaching large-scale drug efficacy studies in various rodent models of neurodegenerative disease.

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: SRA I: BA/BS degree in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or a related science and knowledge of, or experience with, the basic techniques or methods required by the position; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Thorough knowledge of Molecular Biology techniques including in-fusion plasmid cloning, site-directed mutagenesis, and transfection of cells
Knowledge of DNA sequence analysis and vector editing software and experience in interpreting DNA chromatograms
Experience in cell biology and protein biochemical methods: mammalian cell culture, SDS-PAGE, western blot analysis, and ELISA
Computer literacy on both Macintosh and PC, MS-Office suite and basic statistical analysis
Excellent oral and written communication skills
SRA II: In addition to the above, 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 of education and experience

(Note: Classification and salary will depend on the qualifications of the applicant.)

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in working at BSL 2 lab

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.