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Congenital Disorders Staff Research Associate I/II

University of California - San Francisco Campus and Health
United States, California, San Francisco
September 15, 2023

Congenital Disorders Staff Research Associate I/II


Full Time


Job Summary

The Staff Research Associate I/II (SRA I/II) will support the research studies of the Principal Investigator (PI), , in understanding the genetics of congenital disorders and developing new therapies to treat them. Our work involves both research in animal models and as well as patient samples, in the broad area of maternal-fetal precision medicine. Past research associates have secured positions in medical school, graduate school, and the biotech industry. Our close-knit team of scientists and clinicians provides an excellent training opportunity for motivated individuals.

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Department Description

The mission of the UCSF Department of Surgery is threefold: to develop the next generation of leaders in surgery; to provide outstanding quality clinical care that is cost effective, yet compassionate; and to make significant advances in scientific knowledge and clinical practice through basic and clinical research. Care of patients is what attracted our faculty and residents to surgery, and it continues to be our main focus. The Department is comprised of eleven divisions that include Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery, General Surgery, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Transplant Surgery, and Vascular & Endovascular Surgery. Our surgeons provide care at locations throughout greater San Francisco including: UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus (Moffitt-Long Hospital), UCSF Medical Center at Mt. Zion, UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in Oakland, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, San Francisco VA Medical Center, and Alameda County Medical Center in Oakland. Our residents also rotate through UCSF Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente, and California Pacific Medical Center. Pediatric Surgery Team consists of internationally recognized leaders providing care at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals at San Francisco and Oakland. Our pediatric general surgery team takes a compassionate, patient-centered approach to care for all who need us. Pediatric Surgery team is responsible for the management of the faculty, research and residents.

Pediatric/Fetal Surgery
The UCSF Pediatric Surgery and the Bay Area Pediatric Surgeons is the premier Pediatric Surgical Practice for the Bay Area and beyond. Our world-renowned surgeons are dedicated to the care of children, providing expert surgical care of fetuses, infants, children, and adolescents with congenital and acquired conditions.

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.
  • Strong administrative skills including adeptness in keeping highlevel tasks in perspective while managing all levels of activity

  • In addition to the above, 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 combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Prior experience in processing of tissues / biobanking
  • Lab bench skills including pipetting, tissue culture, sample processing
  • Excellent organization skills and ability perform administrative tasks
  • Microsoft Office skills
  • Interest in biology and ability to read and understand scientific concepts
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Meticulous, organized
  • Interest in working with animal models including mice

  • Minimum of 3 years' training and experience in a research laboratory setting; demonstrated knowledge and/or experience working with animal population
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience with and the ability to care for, work with, and handle small animals
  • Prior experience in developing working protocols and preparing IRB documents and reports
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience of purchasing making decisions, processing orders and maintaining laboratory equipment

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

009612 SRA 2

Job Category

Research and Scientific

Bargaining Unit

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

Employee Class





Parnassus Heights (SF)



Shift Length

8 Hours

Additional Shift Details

Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm