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Category: Research
Facility: Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute
Department: CHORI
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: Day Shift
Hours: 40 hours/week
FTE: 1.00000
Job Details: Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science

***This position is contingent upon external funds*** 

Job Summary:
The Staff Research Associate II will develop and carry out research projects independently with guidance from PI and assistance from others (Postdoctoral Fellows and Lab Supervisor) in the lab when appropriate. Perform a variety of laboratory techniques including clPCR, quantitative real time PCR, DNA extractions from blood, bone, saliva, and tissues, library preparation for next-generation sequencing. Duties also include utilizing various softwares for analysis of next-generation sequencing data.

The SRAII for this position will conduct research on next generation sequencing of mitochondrial DNA and nuclear SNP markers for forensic DNA analysis and human identification.  The SRAII will assist with developing and testing a NGS assay for sequencing the entire mitochondrial genome and nuclear SNPs for analysis of degraded DNA samples often encountered in forensic cases.

Position Requirements:
Minimum Education
: BA/BS with a major in an applicable natural science is plus eighteen months of experience in the kind of work to be performed, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, or Masters Degree with 6 months experience in applicable natural science while in school.
Knowledge/Skills: Incumbent will have amassed significant knowledge related to the research program and will evidence a sophisticated understanding of the theoretical principles related to the scientific field of interest. Performs a wide variety of routine laboratory procedures as described in "Primary Purpose" and highly adaptable to special and changing needs of research.

Physical Requirements: 
Sit: Up to 8 hours/day
Stand/Walk: Up to 6 hours/day
Bend/Stoop: Up to 6 hours/day
Reach: Up to 6 hours
Rep Use of UE/Grasp: Up to 8 hrs
Lift/Push/Pull: 25lbs, over 25# with assistance or equipment
|This job requires the ability to hear alarms clients and/or instruction. The ability to see accurately from 20 inches to 20-ft. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function of this position.

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.

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