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Staff Research Associate I at University of California - San Francisco

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Type: Full Time
Location: San Francisco, California

Job Description:

Under supervision and with training provided, the Staff Research Associate I (SRAI) will perform and coordinate basic work in the transplant research laboratory and within the lung transplant research group in projects aimed at understanding chronic rejection of lung allografts. The individual will work closely with existing group members to support ongoing projects and to help lay the groundwork for new research opportunities. These projects will center on applying immunology techniques to understand mechanisms of rejection in lung transplant recipients.

The position involves:
Working with research subjects to obtain consent and ensure timing of blood and tissue sample collection
Assisting with the processing bronchoalveolar lavage, tissue and/or blood specimens
Assisting with performing T cell functional assays involving tissue culture, quantitative PCR, next-generation sequencing, and multi-parameter flow cytometry
Assisting with performing mechanistic immunology experiments in mouse model systems
Working with lung transplant gene expression and genome-wide association studies including data quality control and analysis
Collection and maintenance of a repository of clinical transplant samples
Collection and analysis of patient medical records for research purposes.

The Department of Medicine is the largest department in the UCSF School of Medicine. The mission of the Department is research (basic and clinical), teaching, patient care, and public service. The Department has a decentralized organizational structure across four sites (Parnassus, San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH), Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), and Mt. Zion) and 41 divisions housing 613 faculty, 160 non-faculty academics, 382 residents/fellows, 92 post-docs, and 804 staff. Authority and accountability for the Department rest with the Department Chair who heads the Parnassus and Mt. Zion sites and also directs the Vice Chairs at the SFGH and VAMC sites.

The Mission of the Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep Medicine Program is to be a leader in the provision of comprehensive medical care to patients with pulmonary disease, critical illness, allergic diseases and sleep disorders, to be an engine for innovative research aimed at elucidating basic mechanisms of disease, to translate our research activities into new clinical initiatives, and to provide a rich training environment for the next generation of international leaders in basic, translational and clinical research.

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 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
Coursework in biology, biochemistry, immunology and statistics, or equivalent
Professional and motivated attitude. Experience with cell biology, tissue culture, flow cytometry, molecular biology, or related experience in a laboratory setting.
Willingness to work with human blood, tissue, bronchoalveolar lavage samples, etc.
Willingness to work with mice, including monitoring following lung transplantation, and processing and obtaining samples
Willingness to consent patients for clinical studies and to work with clinical staff to collect samples
Computer literate; intermediate database skills including knowledge of Microsoft Excel; able to learn Microsoft Access, R/Bioconductor
Knowledge of medical and scientific terminology
Communication skills
Organizational skills
Detail oriented; works with a high level of accuracy

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with clinical research, including coordinating patient consents and review and coding of clinical records

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.