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POST DATE 11/20/2019
END DATE 1/7/2020
University of California - San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
JOB DESCRIPTIONJOB OVERVIEW
The Staff Research Associate I (SRA I) will perform 3D imaging and analysis of fetal and postnatal ovaries from mice to study the process of ovarian aging. This will involve managing the breeding of a colony of mice, organizing mice of different strains, performing dissections and blood collection across different ages, immunostaining, confocal microscopy, and digital post-processing and quantitation. The SRA will also assist with the development and validation of new antibodies for our research projects. In addition, some human samples may be involved, and the SRA may be involved in the coordination and analysis of these samples using the above techniques. The SRA will work as part of a team of researchers, hence excellent communication and organization skills are required. All of the above will be under general supervision.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A 49% (VARIABLE) LIMITED APPOINTMENT FROM THE DATE OF HIRE.
OBSTETRICS, GYNECOLOGY AND REPRODUCTIVE SCIENCES
The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences (Ob, Gyn u0026 RS) is a major academic Department in the School of Medicine, engaged in clinical, research and training activities at the Parnassus, Mt. Zion and San Francisco General Hospital campuses, the new Betty Irene Moore Women s Hospital at Mission Bay, as well as satellite locations throughout the Bay Area, with an annual operating budget of $149 million. The Department has 100 full-time faculty, 117 other academic appointees, 13 post-doctoral fellows, 20 clinical fellows, 32 residents, 138 voluntary clinical faculty and 270 staff. The mission of the UCSF Department of Ob, Gyn u0026 Reproductive Sciences is to improve the lives and health of all women through excellence, innovation and leadership in Patient Care, Scientific Discovery, Education and Advocacy. Leading the way in women s health.
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 in a biological or medical discipline or related science and knowledge of, or experience with, the basic techniques or methods required by the position; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Experience teaching in the laboratory (may be obtained while in school)
Experience with laboratory work including human tissue handling/processing for various applications, cell isolation, and cell culture (may be obtained while in school).
Experience with handling laboratory mice (cervical dislocation, tail vein and intraperitoneal injections, ear punches, scruffing, gross anatomy, embryo/fetus dissection), and working knowledge of mouse inbred strains and genetics (experience may be obtained while in school)
Basic wet bench skills, including conventional PCR and gel electrophoresis, qPCR, cell culture in both monolayer and 3D models, tissue extraction, cryosectioning, RNA extraction, DNA isolation, basic microscopy
Working knowledge in reproductive biology and immunology, including terminology and understanding of antibodies and immune cells
Ability to identify and handle human tissue/blood biospecimens.
Excellent ability to communicate analyses orally u0026 in writing.
Excellent organizational skills u0026 record keeping.
Proficiency in MS Word/Excel/PowerPoint.
Cooperative attitude and works well in team.
Knowledge of anatomy and function of the human female reproductive system.
Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge on procedures for safe and proper handling of human blood-borne pathogen biospecimens, and ability to work with potentially infectious/known infectious human biospecimens.
Experience working with human subjects (may be obtained while in school)
Equal Employment Opportunity: 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.