Staff Research Associate II, Hunt Lab
UCSF Campus
San Francisco, California 94102

Job Description

Job Summary
The Hunt Lab (Division of Experimental Medicine) seeks a highly motivated Staff Research Associate II (SRA II) to provide support with assays to study cellular and systemic immunological markers derived from peripheral blood and lymphoid tissues, in assessment of immune responses to HIV/SIV exposure. The SRA II will assist with performing tissue culture, aid in the isolation of mononuclear cells from blood and tissue, help to develop and perform in vitro assays and flow cytometry in support of ongoing projects, perform data analysis, and assist in the maintenance of the lab supplies.
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.
Required Qualifications
* BA/BS degree in a related science and one or more years of recent, directly related work experience following degree completion, utilizing the techniques or methods required by the position; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
* Good computer skills in Microsoft Office and data entry
* Ability to perform basic calculations for preparation of solutions
* Knowledge of the basic techniques and methods listed for the position
* Basic data analysis skills
* Experience with lymphocyte isolation techniques from blood and tissues
* Experience with cell culture and immunologic assays, and nucleic acid isolation.
* Strong organizational and communication skills
* Ability to work independently under general supervision as well as within a team

Note: Physical/health screening required.

Preferred Qualifications
* Experience using flow cytometers and analysis software
About UCSF
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. We bring together the world's leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.
Pride Values
UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence - also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity - both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at

Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.
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Employment/Position Type:

Full Time
Date Posted : 11/24/2021