The Clinical & Translational Science Institute
The Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) facilitates the rapid translation of research to improvements in patient and community health. It is a cross-school, campus-wide institute with scientist leaders at its helm. Established in 2006, CTSI was among the first of the now 60-member Clinical & Translational Science Awards (CTSA) consortium funded by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The Body Composition/Exercise Physiology Laboratory Manager will supervise and perform body composition and exercise testing in a wide variety of research protocols in adult and pediatric study volunteers, including healthy individuals and those with chronic diseases. Examples of tests offered include VO2 peak/max using treadmill or cycle ergometer, isokinetic strength testing (Biodex), body composition and bone density using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), as well as many other tests of physical function and body composition. The laboratory manager will be responsible for the 12-lead ECG lead placement and interpretation (rest and exercise); Manual blood pressure assessment (rest and exercise); Respiratory gas analysis (indirect calorimetry; rest and exercise) and Knowledge of all infection control policies in relationship to testing procedures and JCAHO regulatory policies for lab and equipment maintenance.
Exercise and body composition testing is performed in a wide variety of research protocols in adult and pediatric volunteers, including healthy individuals and those with chronic diseases. The laboratory manager would be expected to calibrate, maintain and operate all of these devices in addition to Interacting with nursing staff, investigators, and study coordinators on subject management and safety; conduct semiannual safety training for study coordinators and train study coordinators on the appropriate use of selected laboratory equipment and orient to the unit.
Note: This position reports to the Director of the Body Composition Exercise Physiology Core. The job would be based primarily in the Clinical Research Center at 12 Moffitt but may also include activity at other adult and pediatric CRC sites in San Francisco.
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.
• Bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology, cardiac rehabilitation, respiratory therapy, or equivalent training
• Current Registered Nurse license in California
• Certification as exercise specialist, registered clinical exercise physiologist from American College of Sports Medicine or equivalent licensure
• BLS certification
• Familiarity with performing and interpreting the results of clinical exercise testing using treadmill and cycle ergometer, 12-lead ECG lead placement and interpretation, manual blood pressure analysis, performing strength testing (Biodex), and other functional tests
• Knowledge and experience with measurement of body composition, especially using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA)
• Ability to multitask, communicate clearly, and work in a medical environment
Physical Demands: requires sitting; standing; walking; squatting; bending; waist twisting; kneeling; reaching up to shoulder height; reaching above shoulder level; carrying/lifting 60 pounds; pushing/pulling 60 pounds; gripping/grasping, fine/gross finger manipulation; repetitive movements of upper and lower extremities; may be exposed to dust, fumes or gases; latex, use protective equipment; differentiate color
Note: Fingerprinting and background check required.
• Knowledge of principles of operation and experience with measurement of oxygen consumption and carbon dioxide production by indirect calorimetry (resting and during exercise) desirable
• Active California State DXA license highly preferred
• Preferred ACLS certification
• Experience in research
• Experience with exercise testing in pediatric populations with chronic disease
• Experience with exercise testing in adult populations with chronic disease
• Laboratory management and supervisory experience
• Ability to perform pulmonary function testing
• Fluency in Spanish