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Staff Research Associate I/II
University of California, San Francisco in San Francisco, California
Date Posted 05/20/2022
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled


Full Time


Job Summary

The Core Immunology Lab (CIL) is a fee-for-service core facility that supports clinical and translational research. CIL is housed within the UCSF Division of Experimental Medicine (DEM) at Zuckerberg San Francisco General and further supported by the Center for AIDS Research (CFAR).

The Core Immunology Laboratory provides specimen processing support for studies of the pathogenesis and treatment of HIV/AIDS and other immune disorders; training and education in flow cytometric and immune-based assays, and development, optimization and standardization of new assays for Clinical Research studies. As part of the UCSF Core Immunology Laboratory at ZSFG, the Staff Research Associate will primarily be performing lymphocyte isolation and cryopreservation from blood and tissue biopsies and basic flow cytometry. As the Staff Research Associate successfully learns specimen processing, she/he may be taught other procedures in the laboratory including enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays, advanced flow cytometer operation and analysis of flow cytometry data. This position will fulfill the need for additional technical support for on-going and planned studies.  In addition, this position will provide support to industry collaborations.

We’re about creating exceptional experience for our employees. Our goal is to provide opportunities for our diverse employee population to develop and grow careers in a team-oriented environment focused on research.
Every employee, at every level, begins their career at UCSF learning about the history of the organization and its established culture built on trust and integrity. Our employees drive this culture, and we want you to be a part of it.

Department Description

The Division of Experimental Medicine is a translational, wet lab research unit comprised of 8 immunological research groups consisting of 10 faculty members and 65+ staff, trainees, and post-docs. Our labs use cutting edge technologies to answer clinically important questions about host-pathogen interactions across globally devastating infectious diseases, including HIV, Malaria, SARS-CoV-2, and Tuberculosis.
Our division aspires to be an actively anti-racist group. We welcome applicants who will contribute to our institution-wide efforts celebrating our cultural backgrounds and be resolute in advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism activities.

Visit our website [http://tiny.ucsf.edu/EXPMsalary] for salary, benefits, and union representation details.

Required Qualifications

SRA 1:

  • BA/BS 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
  • Ability to follow written procedures accurately.
  • Proven ability to multitask.
  • Proven computer literacy skills, including Word and Excel.
  • Proven organizational and communication skills.
  • Proven ability to multi-task and work in a team environment.

SRA 2:
  • BA/BS in a related science and one or more years of recent, directly related work experience following degree completion, utilizing the techniques or methods required by the position; and/or an equivalent
Note: Classification and salary will depend on the qualifications of the applicant.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with isolation of cells from human blood samples and thawing of cryopreserved cells.
  • Tissue culture experience.
  • Experience working with Access, LDMS or other laboratory information management databases.
  • Basic knowledge or experience performing flow cytometry
  • Experience performing ELISA assays

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)


Zuckerberg San Francisco General (ZSFG)

Additional Shift Details

M-F; 9:00am -5:30pm

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