The Henrich Lab, in the UCSF Division of Experimental Medicine (DEM) at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG), and its partner Division of HIV, Infectious Disease and Global Medicine, are seeking a Staff Research Associate I/II (SRA I/II) to work on Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and SARS-CoV-2 research. The laboratory is a dynamic research environment with translational research focused on the immunology and molecular epidemiology of HIV and COVID-19, and the investigation of new drugs aimed at boosting the immune system’s ability to clear the body of HIV and other viral infections.
The successful applicant will work at an independent level to assist the Principal Investigators and research teams with implementing study protocols, study coordination, data/specimen collection, data management, and quality assurance as well as assist in laboratory work including isolating peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC), flow cytometric analyses, molecular biology techniques, tissue culture, and organizing samples and data in the laboratory, and coordinating work with local and international collaborators. This work is necessary to support funded HIV and COVID-19 research using samples from multiple ongoing projects at UCSF.
The mission of the Division of Experimental Medicine 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.
• BS/BA degree in a related science and knowledge of, or expertise with the basic techniques or methods required by the position; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
• Basic biology research background
• Ability to adapt and use good judgment when making decisions
• Ability to work with and train staff of wide range of educational backgrounds
• Detail oriented
• Ability to prioritize work and delegate responsibility and tasks appropriately
SRA II: In addition to the above,
• One or more years of recent, directly related work experience following degree completion, exploring some aspects of biomedical science utilizing the techniques or methods required by the position; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Note: Physical/health screening required.
• MS degree in a related field
• 1-2 years’ experience in basic laboratory research or relevant experience (may be that which is acquired while in school)
• Knowledge of various procedures and laboratory techniques, such as: flow cytometry, RNA sequencing, RT-PCR and others