RESEA01067 Research Scholar

San Francisco, California
September 20 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Make your Impact on Society

Are you a scientist looking to make a profound difference? Join a culture of revolutionary research that is looking to eradicate HIV. This position is funded and hired through NCIRE- The Veterans Health Research Institute which is affiliated with San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), a world leader in HIV/AIDS research and treatment. The incumbent will be working within the laboratory of world renown HIV expert, and UCSF Principal Investigator, Dr. Steven Yukl on the campus of the San Francisco VA Medical Center via NCIRE.

Dr. Yukl is looking for a post-doctoral fellow/research scholar (Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D.) who is interested in making their mark on society by advancing the lives of those living with HIV.

Current antiviral medicines have revolutionized the lives of those with HIV, but there is more to do. Below are listed the essential functions and requirement for this existing research opportunity:

Essential Functions:

Assist in maintaining and monitoring all equipment and procedures for quality control

Review pertinent medical literature

Design and execute experiments using molecular and cell biology techniques

Process human biological samples, including isolation of cells from blood and tissues; store and ship samples

Perform molecular biology procedures, including DNA and RNA isolation, PCR, gel electrophoresis, reverse transcription, ddPCR, next generation sequencing, and possibly others

Perform cell culture procedures, including culture of primary cells, flow cytometry, single cell analysis methods, and possibly other techniques

Implement, trouble-shoot, optimize, and develop new assays, making innovative contributions to laboratory procedures

Assist with training of research methods and approaches to laboratory group

Maintain detailed written record of work performed

Perform analysis of experiment results and findings, including data collection, entry, statistical analysis, and graph creation

Produce written reports detailing results of experiments and analysis of results; draft manuscripts of results for publication

Present oral and/or poster reports at laboratory, local, and national meetings

Assist with composition of grant applications

Adhere to data security requirements

Perform other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

PhD in biological related science, MD, MD/PhD, or equivalent combination of education and experience

2+ years of experience in laboratory research

Knowledge of principles and practice of cellular and molecular biology

Working knowledge of safety standards in laboratories

Excellent organizational skills

Careful attention to detail; ability to accurately follow experimental protocols

Ability to manage multiple projects, tasks, and priorities to achieve desired goals.

Ability to think creatively, solve problems, and meet deadlines

Ability to work under minimal supervision

Strong written/oral communication skills

Computer literacy with full working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and graphing software

Ability to analyze data and perform statistical analyses.

Ability to make sound decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions.

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