Under direct supervision and training, the Staff Research Associate I/II (SRA I/II) will be working as part of a multidisciplinary group studying fungal pathogenesis and host response. The SRA I/II will become familiar with biocontainment protocols and utilize various methods to perform fungal culture, cell culture, macrophage infections, microscopy, molecular biology, gene expression analysis, genomic DNA isolation, next gen sequencing, mammalian cell transfections, immunoprecipitations, protein gels, Western blotting.
This position represents an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to basic molecular skills as well as genetics and microscopy approaches in a dynamic, well-established research environment.
MICROBIOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY
The Department of Microbiology and Immunology is the home department for the multidisciplinary UCSF Immunology Program and Microbial Pathogenesis Program. The fields of Microbiology and Immunology encompass many aspects of human health and a goal of our research is to further the basic understanding of microbes and the immune system, as well as translate this knowledge into improvement of human health.
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.