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Staff Research Associate I
University of California, San Francisco in San Francisco, California
Date Posted 05/18/2022
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled


Temporary Employment


Job Summary

The Staff Research Associate position is currently available in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in Quantitative Musculoskeletal Imaging Facility (QMIF) directed by the manager.

The QMIF is a research core that operates two high resolution peripheral quantitative CT (HR-pQCT) systems and a dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) system. The QMIF core needs a backup operator for HR-pQCT and DXA systems.

The candidate will operate the scanners, interact with clinical research coordinators and study participants, and prepare data reports, as needed, when the primary operator is unavailable.

Responsibilities will include HR-pQCT and DXA data acquisition, logging, processing and analysis. In addition, the candidate will work as part of a large team of clinical and research collaborators in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical imaging, interacting with clinical research coordinators, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and scientists with the department, as well as scientists and physicians from other departments.

Department Description

The Department of Radiology is one of the largest departments in the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) generating more than $70 million in professional fee revenues each year, and annual grant awards of $40-60 million. The mission of the Department includes research, teaching, and patient care. The Department operates across six sites in San Francisco. Major activities of the department include general Radiology, Mammography, Interventional Radiology, CT, MRI, Ultrasound and Nuclear Medicine.

Required Qualifications

  • BA/BS in a related science and knowledge of, or experience with, the basic techniques or methods required by the position; and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Experience operating a DXA system
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience interacting with research study participants

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience operating a HR-pQCT system
  • Experience in HR-pQCT image processing and analysis


  • Limited X-ray technician certification / DXA operator license

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

009613 SRA 1

Job Category

Research and Scientific

Bargaining Unit

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

Employee Class

Limited Appt

Appointment End Date


Additional Shift Details

Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm as needed.

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