|Institution:||University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)|
The Laboratory for Genomic Research (LGR) is a new functional genomics center on the UCSF Mission Bay campus. The LGR represents a novel hybrid model that brings together researchers from UC Berkeley, UC San Francisco, and GlaxoSmithKline under a single roof working on projects both together and independently. The outputs of those research projects will be focused on deciphering biological functions of genes, identifying new drug targets and developing new technologies that will advance discovery in both academia and industry. The new laboratory will also be a resource for investigators at both UC campuses who will be able to access and use the LGR to answer their own biological and biomedical questions. At this time, we are beginning the staffing needed to fill several roles.
The Staff Research Associate I/II (SRA I/II) will be working in LGR which is a cell and molecular biology laboratory. In this position, he/she will be an integral member of a research team that is using CRISPR screens in mammalian cell lines to study a variety of biological questions and to identify potential drug targets. The responsibilities can include culturing and maintaining human cell culture lines, performing flow cytometry, performing basic molecular biology techniques, imaging data, performing basic statistical calculations.
Alternatively, the responsibilities include extensive molecular biology work to develop new methods of sequencing sample preparation. Some time will be spent performing literature reviews and attending lab meetings / journal club meetings. Multiple openings are available.
DEPARTMENT OF CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR PHARMACOLOGY
The Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology (CMP) within the UCSF School of Medicine (SOM) pursues two related academic goals:  to discover new knowledge through innovative research on chemical and biological phenomena;  to transmit knowledge to students (graduate students, postdoctoral colleagues, and students and fellows in medicine, pharmacy and dentistry) at the conceptual and empirical levels.
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.
Note: Classification and salary will depend on the qualifications of the applicant.