The Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco combines clinical excellence, trailblazing research, and outstanding education in a leading academic health sciences institution. Our faculty includes some of the foremost names in diagnostic and interventional radiology today.
The goal of the laboratory is to develop and test new molecular imaging strategies to understand fundamental biological processes that may eventually translate into new ways to diagnose and monitor disease. We study novel imaging techniques to diagnose and monitor autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. The incumbent should have a biological sciences, biochemistry, or equivalent background with an interest in biomedical applications. The SRA I/II will work in a team of radiologists and basic scientists and will be responsible for conducting in vitro and in vivo characterization of test agents in disease models. The position should be proficient or have the education to perform basic molecular biology laboratory techniques such as micro array analysis, flow cytometry, ELISA and cell/tissue cultures; proficient or willing to learn preclinical imaging methods such as image analysis with MATLAB, use of a microscope, and molecular imaging (magnetic resonance imaging, bioluminescence and fluorescence imaging) is a plus.
Specific job functions include: characterization of test agents, in vitro assays such as using flow cytometers, microarrays, fluorescence plate readers, rodent handling, administration of test agents, tissue preparation, operation of preclinical imaging scanners, basic image processing and analysis, data management, scheduling/accounting of scanner usage, excellent written and oral reporting of scientific findings, project/laboratory management and responsible for regulatory affairs. The incumbent will keep a laboratory notebook, prepare data for presentation and discussion with the supervisor and assist with laboratory housekeeping. The incumbent will also perform other related duties.
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.
• SRA I: BA/BS in 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.
• SRA II: In addition to meeting the qualifications for an SRA I plus one or more years of recent, directly related work experience following degree completion, utilizing the techniques or methods required or preferred by this position; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Experience handling animals.
• Experience with tissue processing and tissue and cell culture; and proficient or have the education to perform basic molecular biology laboratory techniques such as micro array analysis, flow cytometry, ELISA and cell/tissue cultures.
• Excellent computer skills, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and some experience working with databases.
• Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize duties and meet deadlines.
• Excellent analytical skills and ability to multitask.
• Demonstrated record of reliability & excellent attendance.
• To be a team player working in a multi-disciplinary environment.
• Possess excellent written and oral communication skills for project/laboratory management and reporting of scientific findings.
Physical Demands: requires sitting, standing, walking, squatting, bending, waist twisting, kneeling, climbing stairs, reaching up to shoulder height, lifting up to 20 lbs. overhead, lifting up to 30 lbs. above waist, lifting up to 40 lbs. below waist, carrying/pushing up to 60 lbs., pulling up to 30 lbs., fine finger manipulation, gross manipulation, simple/power grasp, repetitive movements of upper extremities; may be exposed to loud noise, dust, fumes or gases, chemicals or toxic substances, latex; ability to differentiate color, use of protective equipment.
• Previous research experience.
• Proficient or willing to learn preclinical imaging methods such as image analysis with MATLAB.
• Experience with organic synthesis of small molecules.
University of California San Francisco - 18 months ago
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