Full Time Research Position, UCSF

Dr. Lawrence Shiow from is hiring for full time position to work at UCSF in the Stem Cell building (Institute for Regeneration Medicine).  He is a physician-scientist studying newborn brain injury and is looking to hire a research assistant. You must have some experience doing undergraduate research, but the exact topic is not critical, as long as it is some aspect of cell biology, molecular biology, neuroscience, genetics, or immunology.  This is a perfect position for someone looking to go to graduate school or an MD/PhD program in 2-3 years.

We are looking to fill the position between now and July 2017.  Duties will include technical support for myself and other lab members, potential for an independent project, and supporting lab management.  Salary is dependent on experience and will follow a set UCSF salary scale.  Experience with sterile tissue culture, microscopy, mouse handling, molecular biology (PCR, western, cloning), histology, and flow cytometry would be highly favorable.

Please email me if you wish to apply.  Include the department from which you are graduating, your GPA, and the name/dates/contact info of the lab in which you worked.  Please include a cover letter and resume/CV in PDF format that includes 2 references, and your hobbies.  Put “SRA” in the subject line when you email me.

Contact:
Lawrence Shiow MD PhD
Larry.shiow@ucsf.edu
Assistant Professor
Dept Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology
Broad Center for Regeneration Medicine & Stem Cell Research
Room RMB 900C
35 Medical Center Way, CA 94143

Research Associate Position at UCSF – PART TIME/SUMMER 2017

Availability: Summer/Fall 2017
Description:  We are currently seeking a highly qualified candidate as a research associate in the Multiple Myeloma Translational Initiative laboratory at the University of California, San Francisco.  The position will be under the direction of Arun Wiita, MD, PhD in the Dept. of Laboratory Medicine at UCSF.  We focus on studying bench to bedside applications in multiple myeloma, the second most common blood cancer in the United States.  We work in close collaboration with the clinical myeloma service at UCSF, one of the largest such programs in the country.  Your role will be conducting preclinical in vitro and in vivo studies of therapeutic compounds in myeloma as well as basic molecular biology relating to studies in this disease.  Techniques to be used include basic molecular and cell biology (cloning, Westerns, qPCR, etc.), cell culture, microscopy, and drug screening.  Additional techniques to be applied include RNA-seq and mass spectrometry-based proteomics, in which the Wiita lab has significant expertise.  The ideal candidate will be proficient in a highly collaborative environment, working with academic research groups and myeloma clinicians as well as with biotech industry partners.  This position is optimal for talented recent college graduates with the goal of attending medical or graduate school in two years.  Extensive opportunities are available for participating in abstracts and publications.  Candidates for this position should have a strong interest in directly improving patient care through their research, broadening their biology training with expertise in cutting-edge “omics” methodologies, and gaining experience in preclinical therapeutic development in cancer.
Qualifications: Qualified applicants will hold a BA, BS, or equivalent from a Dept. of Biology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, or similar.   Strong prior laboratory experience as an undergraduate is required.  Experience in standard molecular biology techniques as listed above is preferred but not required. Experience with mammalian cell culture and/or in vitro drug screening is preferred, though not required.  Experience with “omics” techniques and associated data analysis are preferred, though not required.  A two-year commitment is required.

 

Applicant Instructions:
Well-qualified applicants should send a CV and two references to:
Arun Wiita, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
UCSF Dept. of Laboratory Medicine

Volunteer Research intern Opportunity at UCSF (Mt. Zion Campus) – PART TIME

We are currently recruiting volunteers to assist in research projects focused on the development of “liquid biopsy” to characterize of tumor cells in the blood or bone marrow of breast cancer patients. The candidate will learn cellular and molecular biology lab techniques, design of sequencing (Sanger/NGS) experiments, and flow cytometry to analyze clinical samples.
Laboratory experience is helpful but not necessary. However, the candidate must have at minimum taken introductory courses in genetics and molecular and cellular biology. Students with an interest in computing, bioinformatics, and data management are highly encouraged to apply.
This is an ideal position to gain valuable research experience for B.S. graduates or graduating seniors who are planning to take a year off before entering graduate/medical/health-related professional schools. This position offers excellent opportunities for intellectual growth and training in cutting-edge genomics and cancer research.
Incumbent should be able to volunteer for a minimum of 20 hours/week. Note that the work involves exposure to chemical agents, blood, body fluids, and tissue.
How to apply:
If you are interested, please send an electronic copy of a cover letter and one page resume (as one PDF file) to mark.magbanua@ucsf.edu. The PDF filename should have your last name in ALL CAPS followed by _Park (e.g., MAGBANUA_Park.pdf). The cover letter addressed to Dr. John Park should outline your current interests and immediate career plans. Applications without a cover letter will not be reviewed. Please put “Volunteer position in the J Park Lab” in the subject line of the email.

Research Associate Position at UCSF – FULL TIME

We are recruiting a Staff Research Associate (SRA)/Specialist to assist with ongoing multidisciplinary cellular engineering projects. Our lab has pioneered the application of novel CRISPR genetic engineering technologies to primary human immune cells (Schumann et al., PNAS 2015). These new technical abilities have furthered our labs research into the genetic underpinnings of autoimmune disease and T cell biology (Farh and Marson et al., Nature 2015), as well as opened the door to novel diagnostic and therapeutic strategies based on engineered human immune cells. In addition to cell editing, our lab integrates genomic analysis (e.g. ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq, RNA-seq), human disease genetics, and in vitro and in vivo studies of T cell function.

Working as part of a multidisciplinary group, the SRA will utilize various protocols to generate the molecular components, such as DNA constructs, necessary for specific cellular engineering experiments. Additional responsibilities will consist of functional analysis of engineered cells via Sanger sequencing, next-generation DNA sequencing, and flow cytometry. Strong organizational and communication skills are required. For exceptionally skilled applicants, opportunity exists to extend the SRA’s role to include isolation and culture of primary human immune cells, the design and completion of cellular editing experiments, as well as functional genomics readouts following editing. This position represents an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to basic laboratory skills as well as genetics and genome engineering skills in a dynamic, well-established functional genomics researchenvironment.
Required Qualifications:
* BA/BS degree and one or more years of recent, directly related laboratory work experience utilizing techniques or methods required by the position
* Experience with general laboratory techniques, especially basic molecular and cellular biology techniques (including but not limited to DNA and RNA isolation, PCR, gel electrophoresis, DNA assembly, bacterial transformation, mammalian cell culture, etc.)
* Excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills (verbal and written)
* Willingness and ability to learn new methods and skills for changing research priorities
* Ability to work independently and as a member of a research team
* Ability to prioritize tasks, coordinate work tasks with others, and meet multiple deadlines
Preferred Qualifications:
* Prior experience with DNA sequencing technologies, including Sanger and NGS
* Prior experience in the design and assembly of DNA constructs (via restriction digestion and ligation, Gibson assemblies, Golden-Gate assemblies, etc.)
Payment is according to the UCSF pay scale. UCSF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Please submit your complete application documents including CV and references to: Alexander.marson@ucsf.edu

Research Assistant at UCSF/SFVAHSC Feeley Lab – SUMMER

UCSF/SFVAHC’s Feeley lab is looking for a talented, hard-working, self-motivated volunteer research assistants in this summer to help with muscle stem cell research.
The UCSF/SFVAHSC Feeley lab is an orthopedic translational research laboratory, located at the UCSF Mission Bay campus, along the shores of San Francisco Bay, just south of AT&T Park. The campus is within walking distance of a Caltrain station, as well as having free shuttles to Bart stations, downtown SF and other UCSF campuses.
Our group focuses on translational research on regulation of skeletal muscle stem cell differentiation. Specifically, we are interested in understanding how muscle injury patterns affect the stem cell populations within the muscle (satellite cells, FAP cells) in an effort to determine treatment strategies that would improve muscle function after orthopedic injuries.
Successful candidates will have opportunities to conduct in vitro and in vivo stem cell experiments under supervision. Those who are interested in orthopedic surgery may also have opportunities for clinic exposure at the USCF Orthopedic Institute. A full-time research associate position may also become available after the summer.

More information about our lab can be found at http://feeleylab.ucsf.edu/
Interested applicants should send a short introduction of your background and career goals and a resume containing GPA and relevant courses/experience to feeleylabucsf@gmail.com.

Research Assistant, Kaiser Permanente – FULL TIME

Are you graduating this year and planning to take a gap year? The Clinical Research in Emergency Services and Treatments (CREST) Network at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research is looking for a full-time Research Assistant to join starting in May/June. This position is ideal for pre-med or public health students graduating this year! Please see attached for further details on the position and visit kpcrest.net for more information about the CREST Network. If you are interested, please email your resume and cover letter to Adina.S.Rauchwerger@kp.org.

Volunteer Research Assistant at UCSF – SUMMER

The Research Assistant will gain broad exposure to experimental design and research methods in ophthalmology. Direct mentorship by current lab members and the principal investigator (Dr. Jay Stewart) along with participation in regular lab meetings will allow the student to develop scientific critical thinking and data reporting skills.

  • Qualifications:
    • Expected BA/BS degree in Integrative Biology or Molecular and Cell Biology and/or a demonstrated strong interest in biology and medicine
    • At least college sophomore (grads welcome) with minimum 3.5 GPA.
    • Previous research experience preferred, but not required
    • Minimum commitment of the entire summer, with strong potential to continue the position into the school year
    • Highly competitive candidates will have excellent critical thinking skills, patience, enthusiasm for new challenges, and the ability to work collaboratively with others
  • Interested candidates will send your cover letter, two references, and resume or CV to: Ariana Naaseh
    UCSF Department of Ophthalmology Study Coordinator
    ariana.naaseh@ucsf.edu

Clinical Research Coordinator – OUT OF STATE

The goal of the Behavioral and Neurodevelopmental Psychiatry and Neuroscience Research Group at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, OH is to advance the field of knowledge of the causes and treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and related developmental disabilities by spanning laboratory based scientific investigation, human biomarker development, and clinical research and treatment in affected populations. Our long-term goal is to advance personalized treatment approaches and successful outcomes for children and adults with developmental disabilities. To this end, we develop and participate in projects focused on novel approaches to the treatment of social and communication impairments in children with autism, Fragile X Syndrome (FXS), and Angelman Syndrome (AS). Interested candidates should email hilary.rosselot@cchmc.org with your resume or CV.

Research Position Available at UCSF for graduating senior – FULL TIME

I am hiring for full time position to work at UCSF in the Stem Cell building (Institute for Regeneration Medicine).  I am a physician-scientist studying newborn brain injury and I am looking to hire a research assistant.  We use tissue culture systems and transgenic mouse models to understand how inflammation alters progenitor cells in the brain.  You must have some experience doing undergraduate research, but the exact topic is not critical, as long as it is some aspect of cell biology, molecular biology, neuroscience, genetics, or immunology.  This is a perfect position for someone looking to go to graduate school or an MD/PhD program in 2-3 years.

We are looking to fill the position between now and July 2017.   Duties will include technical support for myself and other lab members, potential for an independent project, and supporting lab management.  Salary is dependent on experience and will follow a set UCSF salary scale.  Experience with sterile tissue culture, microscopy, mouse handling, molecular biology (PCR, western, cloning), histology, and flow cytometry would be highly favorable.

Please email me if you wish to apply.  Include the department from which you are graduating, your GPA, and the name/dates/contact info of the lab in which you worked.  Please include a cover letter and resume/CV in PDF format that includes 2 references, and your hobbies.  Put “SRA” in the subject line when you email me.

Contact:
Lawrence Shiow MD PhD
Larry.shiow@ucsf.edu
Assistant Professor
Dept Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology
Broad Center for Regeneration Medicine & Stem Cell Research
Room RMB 900C
35 Medical Center Way, CA 94143

Upcoming Deadlines for UC Berkeley Undergraduate Research Programs

Program

Deadline

Comments

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (pre-PhD, SocSci/Hum, pref. 2 yrs to go)

02/24/2017

open until filled

Center for Race and Gender (independent projects, spring and fall deadlines)

03/06/2017

3pm

Joseph A. Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues Undergraduate Mini-grant Program

03/13/2017

4PM

Sponsored Projects for Undergraduate Research (SPUR – CNR)–faculty initiated (spr, fall, sum. deadlines)

03/13/2017

Sponsored Projects for Undergraduate Research (SPUR-CNR)–Student Initiated (spr, fall, summ. deadlines)

03/13/2017

MCB USA Summer Undergraduate Research Program – Bio Summer Apprenticeship

03/14/2017

Anne H. Scott Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship in Chinese Studies

04/01/2017

5pm

Greater Good Science Center Undergraduate Fellowship

04/07/2017

ASUC Academic Opportunity Fund (all majors, spring and fall deadlines)

04/09/2017

Center for British Studies – Kirk Underhill Undergraduate Prize

05/31/2017