Autopsy Coordinator
University of California San Francisco - San Francisco, CA

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The Department of Neurology

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.

Job Overview
The Autopsy Coordinator will coordinate the Memory & Aging Center Autopsy Program under the supervision of the Neurodegenerative Brain Bank Administrative Manager and the Principal Investigator. This position involves multiple responsibilities including education, enrollment, and documentation for the successful operation of this critical program. The Autopsy Coordinator is responsible for maintaining contact with the cohort of living research participants and disseminating pathology reports to donor families. The Autopsy Coordinator is the primary liaison with the Department of Pathology and additional collaborators from outside organizations and other dementia research centers. The Autopsy Coordinator is contacted at the time of death and facilitates the procurement of tissue. Advanced planning with families, technicians, and funeral homes is imperative.

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.

Required Qualifications
• BA/BS in a Biology or Psychology orrelated science and one or more years of recent, directly related work experience following degree completion, utilizing the techniques or methods required by the position; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
• Competence in database utilization and Microsoft Excel and Outlook
• Ability to communicate frankly and compassionately with family members of dying patients and bereaved families
• Ability to remain available 24/7 while taking call coverage
• High degree of maturity and level of responsibility
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Ability to problem-solve and work quickly under stress
• Excellent organizational skills
• Knowledge or experience in aging, end-of-life issues, and dementia
Physical Demands: requires sitting; standing; walking; squatting; bending; waist twisting; climbing stairs; reaching up to shoulder height; reaching above shoulder level; carrying/lifting 20 pounds; pushing/pulling 20 pounds; gripping/grasping, fine/gross finger manipulation; repetitive movements of upper and lower extremities.
Note: Fingerprinting and background check required.

Preferred Qualifications
• Three-Four years related experience
• Knowledge of neuroscience, neuroanatomy, and pathology
• Experience in administering neuropsychological testing
• Knowledge or experience in aging, end-of-life issues, and dementia
• Prior research experience
• Competence in database utilization and Microsoft Excel and Outlook

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