Staff Research Associate I

University of California, San Francisco
Oakland, CA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Code and Payroll Title
009613 SRA 1
Job Summary
The Staff Research Associate I position is to support a NIH funded project on Neisserial surface protein A as a potential vaccine against meningitis and gonorrhea.  Under supervision, the successful candidate will perform laboratory research in microbiology and immunology, including experiments to express recombinant proteins in bacteria, assist with mouse immunogenicity experiments, and perform immunological assays (ELISA, bactericidal, flow cytometry).  The candidate will be supervised by the Principal Investigator and by an Associate Specialist.
Req Number
Job Title
Staff Research Associate I
Employee Class
Limited Appt
Shift Length
Additional Shift Details
Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM
Bargaining Unit
University Professional Technical Employees – Research Support Professionals Unit (UPTE-RX)
Job Category
Research and Scientific
Required Qualifications
•    BA/BS in microbiology, immunology, molecular biology, biochemistry or a related science and knowledge of, or experience with, the basic techniques or methods required by the position; and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
•    Previous laboratory experience
•    Attention to detail and ability to follow experimental protocols
•    Ability to work in a dynamic research environment
Preferred Qualifications
•    Research experience in microbiology, immunology or a related field
•    Excellent communication skills, including keeping laboratory notebooks
Position Type
Full Time
Department Name
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.
Department Description
The Department of Pediatrics is one of the largest and most complex departments in the School of Medicine (SOM). The department ranks 17th in the nation among Pediatric departments for funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The department is comprised of 17 divisions, with clinical income form inpatient and outpatient activities totaling over $90 million dollars in charges and annual extramural funding (contracts and grants) exceeding $40 million.

The Department’s mission includes research (both basic and clinical), education, patient care and public service. The Department’s clinical enterprise is based at the 183-bed UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco, the 191-bed UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, Mount Zion, Zuckerberg San Francisco General (ZSFG), and at a number of outreach clinics throughout Northern California, providing the Department with unsurpassed opportunity to meet the needs of infants, children, and young adults throughout the Bay Area. In 2019, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals ranked in all 10 children’s specialties in U.S. News and World Report.
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.
Oakland, CA

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