Lab Assistant I

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University of California San Francisco

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San Francisco, California

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Sat, 17 Apr 2021 23:59:59 GMT

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Job Details Part-timeEstimated: $29,000 – $41,000 a year5 hours ago Qualifications – Microsoft Excel – Laboratory experience – Communication skills – Organizational skills – Microsoft Office – High school diploma or GED Full Job Description The Asthma Collaboratory is seeking an entry level Lab Assistant I (LA I) to assist with a large-scale processing and categorizing of time-sensitive biospecimens from the PRIMERO (Puerto Rican Infant Metagenomic and Epidemiologic study of Respiratory Outcomes) cohort. PRIMERO is a longitudinal birth cohort which aims to identify the underlying factors associated with the development of asthma in healthy minority children. With the height of the pandemic, PRIMERO also provides a prime opportunity to study the effects of SARS-CoV-2 and related stresses on the mother and infants with admixed ancestry. The PRIMERO study is a cooperative agreement with NIHLBI (U01HL) involving a funding of nearly $10 million to recruit 3000 healthy infants within a three-year window and follow these healthy infants to age 5. Funded in 2020, PRIMERO is actively recruiting to meet the goals of the U01. In 2020 (year 1 of U01), PRIMERO has enrolled over 400 subjects from March to December, with 2600 recruits pending. Every mother-child dyad pair will have biospecimens collected. Besides DNA, RNA, and plasma extracted from the mother’s peripheral blood, cord blood will be collected from every infant recruited into the study. Plasma, DNA and RNA will be extracted from the cord blood and CBMC (cord blood mononuclear cells) will be cryopreserved. All biospecimens will be banked, logged into a database and stored for future analysis. Given the rapid denaturation of the biospecimens, the samples must be processed in a timely fashion to maintain sample integrity and viability. The successful applicant will be assisting with storing and recording the extraction of DNA, plasma, and serum from cord and peripheral blood for further analysis. In ition, the LA I will be assisting staff with and learning about basic molecular biology related experiments and other miscellaneous everyday lab functions. The job will involve the ability to manual dexterity and stamina to preform precise repetitive tasks. Department Description The Lung Biology Center (LBC) is a research division in the Department of Medicine (DOM) at UCSF. Its mission is to study important questions about diseases of the lung and airways through cellular and molecular biology. The division has facilities and faculty at the Mission Bay Campus and the San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center campus. Required Qualifications – Graduation from high school or a General Education Diploma and one year of laboratory experience or two years of college including courses in the natural, physical or social sciences; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position – Proficient in MS Office (Access, Excel, Word) – Demonstrate ability to troubleshoot IT/computer problems – Ability to focus and remain detail-oriented while working on large quantities of highly repetitive task – Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills – Agile learner with demonstrated ability to manage serval projects simultaneously (multitasking), respond rapidly to conflicting priorities – Ability to take initiative and follow through independently on projects – Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills with diplomacy and ability to interact with members from various levels of an organization – Demonstrate superior organizational skills – Demonstrate careful attention to detail Preferred Qualifications n/a 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 ition 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. itional 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. Organization Campus Job Code and Payroll Title LAB AST 1 Employee Class Career Percentage 60% Location Mission Bay (SF) Shift Variable Shift Length Variable itional Shift Details 60% variable Apply Now