Location: San Francisco, California
Staff Research Associates (SRAs) perform laboratory and/or field experimental procedures in support of academically-supervised research and teaching in the natural, physical or social sciences; and perform other related duties as required.
Incumbents perform technical determinations and/or make technical observations in one or more fields of scientific endeavor that usually yield technical data about the phenomena under investigation. The fields may include chemistry, physics, biochemistry, microbiology, botany, zoology, psychology, biology, geology, bacteriology, and other similar fields. The technical determinations include, for example, biochemical, radiochemical, physical, and biological preparation, examination, and analysis of specimen material. Installation, operation, and maintenance of laboratory and field instruments may be an essential part of the duties. The technical data yielded are used primarily for research and teaching, but the data may also relate to public service, such as patient care or agricultural extension.
The Retrovirology Research Laboratory at UCSF/San Francisco VA is seeking a talented and motivated individual to perform and coordinate multiple projects aimed at understanding the barriers to curing HIV. Under supervision and with training provided, the incumbent will perform and coordinate work on multiple projects. The incumbent will work closely with existing group members, support ongoing projects, and help lay the groundwork for new research opportunities. These projects will center on applying cutting-edge assays to samples from HIV-infected humans and in vitro models in order to investigate the mechanisms that allow HIV to persist despite antiviral therapy and to evaluate new therapeutic approaches. Essential functions include:
This full-time position will provide a unique exposure to translational medical research and would be ideal for a candidate interested a long term job as an SRA or lab manager, or for a candidate who wants at least two years of research
- Provide services supportive to the mission of the laboratory, including ordering and maintaining supplies, assisting with compliance and lab safety protocols
- Design and execute experiments using cellular, biochemical, and molecular biology techniques, including DNA and RNA extraction, PCR, real time PCR, droplet digital PCR, and other techniques
- Process human biological samples, including isolation of cells from blood and tissues
- Culture cells from patients and/or latency models
- Store and ship samples as needed
- Maintain detailed written record of work performed
- Perform analysis of experiment results and findings, including data collection, entry, and graph creation
- Produce written and oral reports detailing results of experiments and analysis of results
- Adhere to data security requirements
- Perform other duties as assigned
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