Staff Research Associate II - NueroImmunology

  • University of California, San Francisco - Health
  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Oct 20, 2023
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Job Description



Staff Research Associate II - NueroImmunology

Job Summary

The lab is looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and organized researcher to assist in research aimed at antigen discovery in various autoimmune diseases affecting the central nervous system. As part of that effort, we are involved in an exciting study that seeks to understand the beginnings of multiple sclerosis by studying the immune system cells in the peripheral blood and cerebrospinal fluid of newly diagnosed patients as well as antibody profiles in patients infected with SARS-CoV-2.

The Staff Research Associate II (SRA II) will assist the lab with processing of human peripheral blood and cerebrospinal fluid samples on sophisticated phage immunoprecipitation sequencing protocols to profile anti-viral and autoantibodies only requiring general supervision. In addition, the SRA II will have a comprehensive knowledge of flow cytometry and single cell sorting. The sorted cells will be used for various downstream applications that require techniques such as PCR, cell culture, and next generation sequencing.

Patient visit schedules are constantly changing, so some scheduling flexibility and a positive attitude are important. In return, you will receive the opportunity to work with cutting edge technology and a fascinating patient population in a collaborative work environment. We are an innovative, passionate group of researchers and hope to find someone who shares our commitment to the exciting work we are doing.

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Throughout the Department of Neurology at UCSF, our mission is to deliver superb patient care, to apply state-of-the-art translational research methods to discover the causes of and treatments for human nervous system disorders, and to educate each generation of medical students, neurology residents and postdoctoral fellows. By fostering cross-disciplinary interactions among scientists around the world, we accelerate the pace of discovery and champion the University's global health initiatives.



Preferred and Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree in a related science and knowledge of, or experience with, the techniques or methods required by the position; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • One or more years of recent, directly related work experience following degree completion, utilizing the techniques or methods required by the position
  • Experience working with human biological samples
  • Conceptual understanding of basic human physiology and immunology
  • Knowledge acquired through school of scientific equipment (centrifuge, pipettes, ultra-low freezers)
  • Strong computer skills including the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook Ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Flexible schedule – ability to work evenings and weekends
  • Meticulous record keeping abilities


Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum one year of prior experience working with human biological samples
  • Minimum one year of prior experience working with molecular biology techniques such as PCR, gel electrophoresis, and bacterial cell culture, immunoprecipitation, Western blotting
  • Experience with, or understanding of flow cytometry / cell sorting
  • Ability to draft routine reports and keep accurate records of work performed
  • Actively seeks opportunities to increase skills and expertise
  • Able to learn complex tasks with general instruction. Able to use experience to perform a variety of new techniques

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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

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