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Staff Research Associate I/II

University of California - San Francisco Campus and Health
United States, California, San Francisco
October 03, 2023

Staff Research Associate I/II


Full Time


Job Summary

The Sabatino lab is looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic, and organized junior researcher to assist in research aimed at understanding the targets and functions of T cells in multiple sclerosis (MS). We have several exciting studies involving identification of T cells targeting CNS autoantigens and viral antigens. We are also undertaking studies to develop a humanized mouse model for multiple sclerosis. The Staff Research Associate (SRA) will assist the lab with cell culture, mouse colony management, in vivo mouse studies, flow cytometry and cell sorting, and T cell receptor cloning and sequencing. You will have the opportunity to participate in several highly impactful projects and gain experience using cutting edge technology in a strongly collaborative environment.

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Department Description

Throughout the Department of Neurology at UCSF, our mission is to deliver superb patient care, to apply state-of-the-art translational research methods to discover the causes of, and treatments for human nervous system disorders, and to educate each generation of medical students, neurology residents and postdoctoral fellows. By fostering cross-disciplinary interactions among scientists around the world, we accelerate the pace of discovery and champion the University's global health initiatives.

Required Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree in a related science and knowledge of, or experience with, the techniques or methods required by the position; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • BA/BS in a related science and one or more years of recent, directly related work experience, utilizing the techniques or methods required by the position; and/or equivalent experience/training.
  • Conceptual understanding of basic physiology and immunology
  • Knowledge of scientific equipment (centrifuge, pipettes, ultra-low freezers)
  • Experience working with biological samples
  • Strong computer skills including the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Meticulous record-keeping abilities

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum 1 year experience with basic molecular biology techniques, including PCR, plasmid cloning and bacterial culture, gel electrophoresis
  • Experience with working with human biological samples, flow cytometry/cell sorting
  • Prior experience with laboratory animals
  • Ability to draft routine reports and keep accurate records of work performed
  • Actively seeks opportunities to increase skills and expertise
  • Able to learn complex tasks with general instruction. Able to use experience to perform a variety of new techniques

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

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)

Employee Class





Mission Bay (SF)



Shift Length

8 Hours

Additional Shift Details

Monday-Friday 9a-5p