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Tissue Biomarker Processing Research Associate II at University of California - San Francisco

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Type: Full Time
Location: San Francisco, California

Job Description:

As a staff member of the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (HDFCCC) Biorepository and Tissue Biomarker Technology Core, the Staff Research Associate II (SRA II) performs a variety of:
1) Routine processing of both FFPE and frozen tissues, including embedding and sectioning.
2) Assisting on biomarker projects, including a) record keeping, b) the preparation and storage of antibodies and detection agents; c) organization of stained and unstained slides; and d) record keeping/annotation of control tissue blocks/sections.
3) Equipment use under the supervision of the Biomarker Manager includes running the Ventana Discovery Ultra using pre-formulated protocols.

Given the specialized nature of biomarker detection in solid tissues, this job will require flexibility related to the defined tasks detailed above and as assigned by the supervisor.

The UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (HDFCCC), or Cancer Center, combines basic science, clinical research, epidemiology/cancer control and patient care from throughout the University of California, San Francisco system.

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: Bachelor degree in medical technology, laboratory science, chemical physical, or biological science or related science 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 of education and experience
Minimum one year of laboratory experience in a research and/or clinical setting
Immunohistochemistry experience (by hand or with automation)
Skilled in use of microtome and/or cryostat
Able to operate computer-assisted laboratory equipment
Able to accurately perform data entry through electronic databases
Excellent communication skills

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in handling human biospecimens
Experience with Ventana autostainer (DiscoveryUltra or Benchmark)
Knowledge of basic human histology and histologic techniques

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.