University of California San Francisco
94102, San Francisco
Oct 29, 2020
Science/R&D, Research
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time

The Staff Research Associate I/II (SRA I/II) will be working in the Laboratory for Genomic Research (LGR) which is a cell and molecular biology laboratory. In this position, he/she will be an integral member of a research team that is using CRISPR screens in mammalian cell lines to study a variety of biological questions and to identify potential drug targets. The responsibilities can include culturing and maintaining human cell culture lines, performing flow cytometry, performing basic molecular biology techniques, imaging data, performing basic statistical calculations.

Alternatively, the responsibilities include extensive molecular biology work to develop new methods of sequencing sample preparation. Some time will be spent performing literature reviews and attending lab meetings/journal club meetings. Multiple openings are available.


Required Qualifications :

SRA I:• BA/BS degree in natural sciences (preferably biology or chemistry) 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 • Practical knowledge of basic molecular biology techniques and cloning• Sterile technique and mammalian cell culture skills• Working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) • Math skills required for everyday calculations• Ability to effectively use/maintain laboratory instruments such as flow cytometry instrument and/or cell sorter• Ability to use internet as a resource for experimental tasks and literature searches• Capability to learn/use basic statistical tools• Excellent verbal and written communication skillsSRA 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 experienceNote: Classification and salary will depend on the qualifications of the applicant.    

Preferred Qualifications :    

• Practical knowledge of CRISPR/Cas9 system• Flow cytometry skills• Drug dose titration skills    

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. We bring together the world’s leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.

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