The Cardiology Division at the University of California, San Francisco is seeking a Junior Specialist.
This position will carry out grant-funded research to study how real-world exposure to marijuana smoke affects cardiovascular health and leads to changes in the serum that impair endothelial nitric oxide production. This role’s responsibilities will include helping a senior researcher run a clinical observational study of cardiovascular health in marijuana smokers, and work will include processing samples, analyzing blood samples for circulating markers of disease, and carrying out different types of cell culture experiments.
Required Qualifications: • Specialists appointed at the Junior rank must possess (or be in process of obtaining) a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) or must have at least four years of research experience (e.g., with instrumentation and research equipment, social science research methods, or creative activities). • Ability to work with lab samples
Preferred Qualifications: • Direct experience with the following: endothelial cell culture, generation of e-cigarette aerosol and collection/condensation of aerosol into liquid form, nitric oxide analysis assays, running platelet aggregation assays.
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.