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Staff Research Associate I

San Francisco, CA

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In this position you would be an integral member of the UCSF Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (IND). You will be working as a member of research teams that are using innovative, CRISPR/Case-based functional genomics approach to understand the cell biology underlying diseases, and to identify potential therapeutic strategies. You must be willing to work in a team, be organized, enjoy problem solving, and have strong communication skills.
Responsibilities include experiments based on mammalian cell cultures (including iPSCs and iPSC-derived neurons), molecular biology (including construction of DNA vectors, and qPCR) preparation of samples for next-generation sequencing, performing flow cytometry, biochemistry, functional assays, imaging, performing basic statistical calculations. 45% of the time will be spent on lab management tasks, such as Glass washing, autoclaving, preparing buffers and media, pouring bacterial plates, cleaning of waterbaths, accepting deliveries, checking inventory.

The Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (IND) at UCSF is pursuing a cutting-edge blend of basic science and clinical medicine to provide outstanding care to those suffering from neurodegenerative diseases. Founded in 1999, the IND is committed to creating therapeutics that will halt diseases such as Alzheimer s, Parkinson s, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and dementia resulting from traumatic brain injuries. The IND is poised to make serious contributions to this struggle at the frontier of neuroscience and medicine. The mission of the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases is to discover causes and develop cures for these illnesses with an innovative program of basic research and clinical medicine.

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: B.A. or B.S. degree in biology, biochemistry or related field science and knowledge of, or experience with, the basic techniques or methods required by the position; or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Experience culturing cells with demonstrated proficiency in sterile technique

Experience in molecular biology, such as qPCR

Working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Excellent communication skills; good written English and skills to write reports

Highly organized and demonstrated record-keeping abilities
Preferred Qualifications: Working knowledge of flow cytometry and microscopy

Experience with sequence analysis
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.
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