Under supervision, the Staff Research Associate II will perform (a) a wide variety of standard repetitive laboratory and/or field experimental procedures at the full operational or journey level of skill in one field of specialty; or (b) perform a limited variety of non-standard laboratory and/or field experimental procedures requiring ingenuity, resourcefulness, and adaptability to special and changing needs of research in one specialized field; or (c) perform a limited variety or repetitive but highly specialized laboratory and/or field experimental procedures.
The SRA II will typically perform a wide variety of standard repetitive procedures without detailed technical supervision, usually in a well-established occupational field (i.e., chemistry, microbiology, etc.). They may also modify, vary or adapt standard procedures to meet the needs of research projects, or improve tests that are unsatisfactory, and after studying available literature, analyze and alter conditions under which determinations are made. They may also acquire and apply a body of knowledge and skill in a field of comparatively narrow scope where the emphasis is on specialized techniques.
The SRA II will develop and carry out research projects independently with guidance from the Principal Investigator (PI) and assistance from others (Postdoctoral Fellows and Lab Supervisor) in the lab when appropriate. Perform a variety of laboratory techniques including cloning, PCR, DNA sequencing, DNA quantification, gel electrophoresis, DNA extraction and purification from blood and plasma. Duties also include data-analysis, and presentation of summarized work reports, and travel to off-site locations to participate in research studies that entail obtaining materials such as human sera, tears, tissue and administering non-laboratory aspects of research projects.
This job involves the ability to hear alarms clients and/or instruction; to see accurately from 20 inches to 20 feet. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function of this position.
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 high-quality patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.