| || 47879BR |
| || Research Technician |
| || 9613 Staff Research Associate I |
| || 513 Parnassus Ave |
| || Medicine |
| || Monday – Friday; 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, 1 hour lunch |
| || Days |
| || 8 Hours |
| || JOB OVERVIEW
The Division of Infectious Diseases (ID) has a wide range of clinical, research, and teaching services within the School of Medicine. Our missions are to provide high quality and accessible clinical care, medical teaching, and to conduct cutting edge research in various aspects. The Division is comprised of over 85 academic personnel, postdoctoral scholars, staff, and clinical and research fellows. The incumbent of this position will be recruited for a research program within ID.
We are seeking a Research Technician to assist with the experiments on several projects investigating the basic biology of M. tuberculosis. It is anticipated that a broad range of techniques in molecular biology, biochemistry, and bacteriology will be used including DNA cloning/sequencing, protein expression and purification, growth and manipulation of mammalian cell lines, and growth and manipulation of M. tuberculosis. Although the individual will work under direct supervision, candidates with the desire and ability to work independently on research projects in a collaborative laboratory environment will be highly considered.
DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE
The Department of Medicine is the largest single department of the UCSF School of Medicine, with approximately 29 percent of the school's full-time faculty.
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.
| || • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Molecular Biology or in a related science field and knowledge of, or experience with, the basic techniques or methods required by the position; or and equivalent combination of education and experience
• Coursework experience with basic pipetting technique, molecular cloning and culture of bacteria and/or mammalian cells
• Ability to make solutions based on molarity and % composition
• Exposure to performing scientific data entry
• Knowledge of basic scientific equipment
• Lab safety training
• Good Laboratory Practices training
• Biosafety training
• Strong computer skills including the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
• Ability to multi-task, prioritize and has superior organizational skill
• Excellent communication skills and demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills
• Meticulous record keeping abilities
• Demonstrated record of excellent attendance and punctuality
• Careful attention to detail
Note: Fingerprinting and background check required. Effective March 13, 2017, all final candidate(s) for employment are required to undergo a background check.
| || • Prior exposure to protein biochemistry techniques such as expression of proteins in E. Coli and analysis by SDS-PAGE or western blot
• Exposure to handling/manipulating mice or small animal surgery
• Understanding of manipulation of mammalian cells by transfection of viral transduction
• Generally exposed to the principles and practices associated with those duties with an understanding of the underlying scientific principles
• Actively seeks opportunities to develop skills and expertise
| || n/a |
| || Full Time |
| || 100% |
| || 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. |