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Staff Research Associate

Job Description

Cell and Tissue Biology

Full Time


Job Summary

The Barber lab (https://dbarberlab.ucsf.edu ) in the Department of Cell and Tissue Biology on the Parnassus Campus is seeking a Staff Research Associate to join our group and contribute to new and ongoing projects. Our biochemistry and cell biology lab primarily focuses on how intracellular pH dynamics regulates cell functions and behaviors. Our studies are across scales from molecules to recombinant proteins to clonal cells to organoids, and they interface with diseases, predominantly cancers and neurodegenerative disorders.

The successful candidate is anticipated to work as a part of teams with current postdoctoral fellows and graduate students as well independently on autonomous projects with PI supervision. Experimental skillsets will include but not be limited to 1) generating recombinant proteins and biochemical assays, 2) the cell biology of clonal normal, cancer, and stem cells, and 3) maintaining and phenotypic and genomic analysis including RNAseq of organoids from clonal cells as well as human biopsies. Expertise with at least one of these skillsets is required. The successful candidate will in part also be selected based on their initiative for independent thinking and engagement in conceptual and experimental learning.

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Department Description

Founded in 1881, the UCSF School of Dentistry has striven to educate the leading practitioners, scholars and faculty members of the next generation. As a leading institution of oral and craniofacial health, our educational programs have grown to include, in addition to our DDS programs, an array of PhD, post-graduate and residency programs. Our student dentists, residents and faculty handle over 120,000 patient visits a year in our comprehensive UCSF Dental Center, and our students staff numerous community-based externship sites. The school is one of the top oral and craniofacial research enterprises in the world, ranked the top dental school in the country in research funding from the National Institutes of Health for 25 years, and home to several leading translational research programs.

The Department of Cell and Tissue Biology (CTB) is a basic science department within the School of Dentistry. The department was established in 2005 and includes 15 faculty with primary appointments and five faculty with secondary appointments. Additionally, the department is home to numerous postdoctoral fellows as well as graduate students in programs ranging from Biomedical Sciences, Tetrad and Biophysics to Developmental & Stem Cell Biology and Oral & Craniofacial Sciences. Faculty research interests include cell biology mechanisms relevant to cytoskeletal dynamics, development, metabolism, cancer, immunology and neurobiology.

Required Qualifications

  • BA/BS in a related science and one or more years of recent, directly related work experience following degree utilizing the techniques or methods required by the position; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with:

  • Recombinant protein biochemistry
  • Cell and Tissue culture
  • Immunolabeling
  • Immunoblotting
  • FACS
  • RNAseq
  • Molecular biology for subcloning DNA and making site-reiceted mutagenesis

About UCSF

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. We bring together the world’s leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.

Pride Values

UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at diversity.ucsf.edu

Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Job Code and Payroll Title

009617 SRA 2 NEX

Job Category

Research and Scientific

Bargaining Unit

University Professional Technical Employees – Research Support Professionals Unit (UPTE-RX)


Parnassus Heights (SF)

Additional Shift Details

Monday - Friday 8am-5pm

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