We are recruiting for an Academic Coordinator II to join the laboratory of Dr. Jody Baron in the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, and the UCSF Liver Center. The candidate will join the GI Division & the Liver Center and will have responsibility for managing the Liver Center Immunology Core. In this dynamic and exciting position, the selected candidate will be responsible for supervising and training all Liver Center members in use of specialized techniques and equipment for liver and immunology research, including cell sorting, flow cytometry, qPCR, CyTOF, spectral flowcytometry, and single cell transcriptomic analysis.
The selected candidate will be responsible for supervising and assisting in training all lab members in use of specialized equipment for immunology specifically the Becton Dickinson LSR II flow cytometer and ABI RealTime PCR instrument, and well as assist with the BD FACSARIA Fusion cell sorter. After an initial training, the selected candidate will perform multicolor flow cytometric analysis of complex populations of lymphocytes and other liver derived cell populations. The selected candidate will work closely with the staff in the Parnassus Flow Cytometry Core, to learn the use and capacity of all of the core’s instruments, and facilitate the use of these instruments for Liver Center members, and assist with data analysis. The selected candidate will also develop expertise in quantitative PCR and assist Liver Center members with this technology. In addition, the candidate will be trained to use a wide range of immunological procedures including ELISA, ELIspot, microscopy, chemical analysis of serum samples, and molecular biology. The selected candidate will also assist in preparation of fresh and frozen tissue samples-Liver and blood from study patients. Perform sterile techniques to isolate cells of interest from tissue. Collect research tissue specimens from research coordinators. Perform sterile techniques for sectioning and storage of tissue sample. Use established Biorepository for identification of samples and pertinent medical data and location of frozen samples. Develop a biorepository database and system to bank material from study patients. Prepare RNA for bulk sequencing, and qPCR. Run analyses on RNA samples and graph and interpret the data. Prepare cell preps and tissue for single sequencing and CyTOF analysis.
The candidate will manage and maintain the core, including quarterly core reports, ordering supplies, preventive maintenance of equipment, service contracts, equipment inventory, and environmental safety. The selected candidate will work under the direct supervision of core’s director, Dr. Baron, but is expected to independently organize experimental data and to keep detailed records of experiments.
Minimum required qualifications: • BA/BS in biology or related major and 2+ years relevant experience or M.S. and 2+ years relevant experience. Cognitive and technical expertise in multicolor flow cytometry analysis and cell sorting within the last 12 months preferred. • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills required.
UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.
The University of California 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, disability, age or protected veteran status
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 high-quality patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.