Staff Research Associate I

Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland - Oakland, CA3.8

Category: Research
Facility: Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute
Department: SPO CHORI Research
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: Day Shift
Hours: 40 hrs/week Mon-Fri
FTE: 1.00000
Job Details: Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
***This position is contingent upon external funds***

Job Summary:
The Staff Research Associate I, under supervision, performs routine, technical laboratory procedures that require special training and skill, and usually has a theoretical background in one scientific field; or performs non-routine or a wide variety of routine, technical laboratory procedures but without (or before having demonstrated) the speed, resourcefulness, ingenuity, adaptability, or other qualities required in the performance of such duties at the Staff Research Associate II level.

The applicant should possess a BA. or BS with experience in cell and molecular biology. Research will focus on sexually transmitted diseases, especially Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and aspects of pathogenesis related to host-pathogen interactions in primy cell cultures. In addition, the applicant will work detecting STIs in clinical samples. An ability to work well with others at all levels, excellent verbal, organizational and written skills, demonstrated research creativity, and self-motivation would be advantageous. Preparation of abstracts, presentation of abstracts at scientific meetings, manuscript preparation and submission, weekly lab meeting involvement, participation in weekly seminar series, etc. will be part of the training environment.

Position Requirements:
Minimum Education: BA/BS with a major in an applicable natural science.
Knowledge/Skills: Under general direction, performs a wide variety of routine laboratory procedures or performs non-routine procedures in a specialized field with resourcefulness and adaptability to special and changing needs of research . Previous experience in microbial pathogenesis is desirable. Ability to do presentations of the research and clinical and basic research data required. Knowledge of sexually transmitted diseases and relevant software or freeware programs related to data analyses will be important.

Physical Requirements:
Sit: Up to 8 hours/day
Stand/Walk: Up to 6 hours/day
Bend/Stoop: Up to 6 hours/day
Reach: Up to 6 hours
|Rep Use of UE/Grasp: Up to 8 hrs
Lift/Push/Pull: 25lbs, over 25# with assistance or equipment
This job requires the ability to hear alarms clients and/or instruction. The ability to see accurately from 20 inches to 20-ft. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function of this position.

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.