The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is responsible for academic, teaching, patient care professional services and research activities within the department under the UCSF School of Medicine. The department has over 250 academic and staff personnel at multiple sites (UC, Mt. Zion, MB, SFGH, and VAMC).
This position is located in the first collaborative research laboratory between stem cell science and the research/clinical units within the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Under the supervision of the principal investigator, the Staff Research Associate II will participate in research projects directed towards adult stem cell biology and tissue regeneration, focusing on the molecular pathways that control cell fate decisions in the satellite cell to effective regenerate adult skeletal muscle. The Staff Research Associate II will design, modify protocols and experiments to support these studies, as well as perform cell culture and molecular research techniques including but not limited to DNA cloning and isolation, PCR, RNA isolation, RT-PCR, protein isolation, and western blot analysis. The Staff Research Associate II will assist with sample preparation and analysis of the material properties of biological specimens. The incumbent performs general molecular and cellular biological experiments. The Staff Research Associate II will order supplies to set up and maintain the laboratory, perform general laboratory maintenance; assist and prepare laboratory equipment/supplies/chemicals for projects assigned by principal investigator. The Staff Research Associate II will stock and maintain laboratory supplies and serve as the EHS officer. The Staff Research Associate II will assist with genotyping of mice and the associated recordkeeping. The Staff Research Associate II will maintain accurate record of experiments, collect data, perform data entry, and maintain databases. Preparation of reports, manuscripts and other duties as assigned by supervisor.
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 high-quality patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.