Staff Research Associate I
San Francisco, CA 
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Job Description
Job Code and Payroll Title
9613 Staff Research Associate I

Job Summary
The Staff Research Associate I (SRA I) will be involved in research in the laboratory of Dr. Susanna Rosi, in the Department of Physical Therapy, and will work under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigator (PI). The mission of the Rosi laboratory is to investigate the mechanism of memory loss after injury to the brain. By understanding the mechanism, we hope to advance prospects for treatment and prevention.

Under the direction of Dr. Rosi and other lab members, SRA I will conduct day-to-day wet lab work such as DNA, RNA and protein isolation from rodent blood and tissue samples, PCR analysis, and reagent preparation. The SRA I will perform animal husbandry responsibilities including breeding and health maintenance, along with animal behavior assays. The SRA I will assist in data analysis using Excel, GraphPad, and Ethovision.

The SRA I is expected perform small animal dissection, histology, immunohistochemistry and be versed in all aspects of scientific imaging including light microscopy and fluorescent microscopy. SRA I will attend lab meetings, perform laboratory and administrative duties, such as chemical inventory and safety in the lab.

The mission of the UCSF Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science is to provide evidence-based, patient-centered physical therapy services for the community, and to educate scholarly, socially sensitive clinicians, educators, and researchers in physical therapy and rehabilitation science who will lead the profession into the next century.

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.


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Job Title
Staff Research Associate I

Appointment Type


Shift Length


Work Days
Monday - Friday

Required Qualifications
* BA/BS degree in a related science and knowledge of, or experience with, the basic techniques or methods required by the position; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
* Experience using Excel and Access for data entry and management of research data
* Attention to detail, good at teamwork and collaboration, good organizational skills and record keeping
* Ability to work as a team, meet deadlines and ability to learn new skills for changing research priorities

Preferred Qualifications
* Master' degree of Science, Cell and Molecular Biology
* Experience conducting literature searches for manuscript preparation
* Experience managing biological samples and handling for multiple research studies


Position Type
Full Time

Department Name
Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

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 Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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