Research Associate II, Matthay Lab

University of California, San Francisco
Parnassus Heights (SF)

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Code and Payroll Title
009617 SRA 2 NEX
Job Summary
The job requires measurements of several analytes and biological markers from human samples of blood, urine, and respiratory fluids in single plex ELISA assays and also multiplex assays. The work requires protein assays (ELISA, MAGPIX, and ELLA) for a large number of plasma samples from critically ill patients. These experiments are conducted with independence, careful techniques are critical for the studies of multiple COVID-and non-COVID focused clinical trials. In addition, this job involves receiving, labelling and maintaining an inventory of the clinical samples from various studies.
The job also includes with investigators to carry out mouse studies and measure proteins and other analytes from these studies.
In addition to the scientific responsibilities, the SRA 2 will carry out preventative maintenance on all machines and tools, assures that the lab passes all routine inspections, provides aid to any member or collaborator of the Matthay lab, and is responsible for the quality and organization of data for multiple clinical trials, trains new lab members on relevant assays, is responsible for the upkeep and health of eight -80C freezers and their contents.
The administrative component requires skill in working well with fellows and investigators to order supplies for the studies from several different grants.
Req Number
Job Title
Research Associate II, Matthay Lab
Employee Class
Shift Length
8 Hours
Additional Shift Details
M-F, 8:00-5:00
Bargaining Unit
University Professional Technical Employees – Research Support Professionals Unit (UPTE-RX)
Job Category
Research and Scientific
Required Qualifications
    BA/BS in a related science and one or more years of recent, directly related work experience, utilizing the techniques or methods required by the position; and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience.Excellent organizational skillsExperience with MS Excel, Access, Word Experience with ELISA assaysExperience managing inventory and/or large data sets in a professional setting

Preferred Qualifications
    Knowledge of the UCSF procurement systemsTissue cultureExperience with human samplesExperience managing a biorepositoryPrior experience with mouse studiesPrior experience with laboratory assays

Position Type
Full Time
Department Name
Cardiovascular Research Inst
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 Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI) performs cutting edge research illuminating cardiovascular and pulmonary biology and disease and trains clinicians and scientists to become future leaders of these fields. The CVRI provides a home for a wide spectrum of investigation ranging from the most basic science to disease-focused and patient-based research. It also links faculty interested in cardiovascular biology and disease across UCSF programs, departments and campuses. The diversity of CVRI’s faculty and its collaborative culture fosters a multidisciplinary approach to research problems and provides an important bridge between UCSF’s outstanding clinical and basic science departments.
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.
Parnassus Heights (SF)

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