The Feeney Lab (Division of Experimental Medicine) seeking a highly motivated Staff Research Associate I (SRA I) to work as part of a research collaboration investigating the immune response to childhood malaria in Uganda. Duties in San Francisco will include performance of cellular immunology assays, most based on flow cytometry (LSRII, FACS ARIA cytometers), development and validation of new flow panels and assays, RNA expression analysis and sequencing, data management, as well as using programming languages to analyze high parameter genetic data.
The purpose of this position is to perform cellular immunology assays on human blood samples from clinical research studies currently underway in the malaria endemic region of Tororo, Uganda. The SRA I will be primarily located in San Francisco but will assist with coordinating the activities of the Principal Investigator’ (PI’s) field laboratory in Uganda with researchers in Uganda and San Francisco. As such, the successful candidate will possess exemplary communication skills and capacity for cross-cultural working environments.
The mission of the Division of Experimental Medicine, based at the San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH) Medical Center, is to understand the human immune system so that lifesaving therapies and vaccines can be developed to protect against chronic infectious diseases of global importance, such as HIV/AIDS; and to establish a training environment that fosters patient-oriented research, both here and abroad.