Staff Research Associate I 228 views

Under direct supervision of lab personnel, with initial training provided of approximately one to two months in duration, the Staff Research Associate I is assigned to assist in research activities in the lab. Upon completion of the one to two months of initial lab training, the Staff Research Associate I is expected to operate independently with minimal supervision. The primary task will be to perform molecular cloning using standard biological tools. Individual will need to verify results through molecular assay (PCR, qPCR, protein assay) and cell culture. Staff Research Associate I will also need to perform tissue sectioning (frozen and paraffin) and staining, and assist in maintaining genetic modified mouse lines / colonies as well as common lab duties.

Please Note: This is a two year full-time career position that will end in May. 31, 2019. With potential extension


MISSION: Advancing health through excellence in patient care, education and discovery.

VISION: To be the preeminent innovator in oral and craniofacial health worldwide.

VALUES: Through our values, we demonstrate LEADERSHIP in all that we do.

Leadership, Excellence, Accountability, Diversity, Engagement, Respect, Social responsibility, Honesty, Innovation, and Partnership.

The School is committed to providing outstanding, integrated patient-centered care, preparing the next generation of clinicians and scientists for a rapidly evolving health care system, leading the world in scientific discovery and its translation into improved patient care and public health, creating and maintaining a supportive work and learning environment that attracts the best faculty, staff, students and trainees who can meet the changing needs of the School, society and profession, and optimizing resources to support strategic objectives and maximize stakeholder value.

We provide comprehensive oral health care services with over 120,000 patient visits per year. We offer a four-year DDS program as well as a two-year program for international dentists that culminates in the DDS degree. We have numerous specialty residencies, PhD and Master’s degree programs in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences, a combined DDS-PhD program, and a combined PhD-dental specialty training program. Other graduate programs include Craniofacial and Mesenchymal Biology and Bioengineering, and a DDS/MBA program. The School is one of the preeminent oral and craniofacial research enterprises in the world, ranking number one in National Institute of Health funding for 24 consecutive years.


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 a related science and knowledge of, or experience with, the basic techniques or methods required by the position; or and equivalent combination of education and experience

• Experience in some molecular biological techniques or cell culture or mouse handling

Note: Effective March 13, 2017, all final candidate(s) for employment are required to undergo a background check.

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience in some laboratory work, including animal handling, expression analysis or protein immunostaining


Position Type
Part Time

Minimum 50%

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