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Staff Research Associate I at the Ahituv Lab

Job Summary
The Ahituv lab seeks an entry-level Staff Research Associate I (SRA I) to support a laboratory that focuses on understanding the role of regulatory sequences in biology and disease. In this position, he/she will be an integral member of a research team that investigates gene regulatory elements and their relationship to human diversity and disease. The responsibilities include assisting lab members with the maintenance of mouse lines and molecular biology related experiments. This includes monitoring and breeding the mouse, genotyping and carrying out various molecular biology experiments to characterize them.

Department Description
The Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences reports to both the School of Medicine (SOM) and the School of Pharmacy (SOP). Its faculty perform high-quality basic, translational and clinical research in the fields of drug development, pharmacogenomics, therapeutic engineering and computational biology. This research encompasses traditional research in wet labs, computational and systems analyses and engineering and micro-fabrication development which lead to translational advances, clinical trials and community engagement. The department educates PharmDs, MDs, Masters’ in Translational Medicine and PhDs in bioengineering and therapeutic sciences.

Required Qualifications
• BA/BS degree in biology or medical-related sciences or a 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
• Laboratory research experience
• Practical knowledge of basic molecular biology techniques 
• Working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to multi-task and prioritize

Preferred Qualifications
• Demonstrated ability to interact with diverse populations
• Demonstrated knowledge of sound research methods and data collection and analysis 
• Ability to learn complex tasks with general instruction. Able to use experience to perform a variety of new techniques

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.

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.

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