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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: PhD or MD

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

Job Summary:
The Staff Scientist path encompasses researchers who have successfully completed doctoral training and who conduct research as a member of an existing program at CHORI. 1. Develops and conducts research projects in the laboratory of an established Principal Scientist with minimal guidance. 2. Maintains productive interactions with laboratory staff members and postdoctoral fellows. Participates in experimental design, data analysis and interpretation and in preparing and presenting research results in scientific settings. 

Position Summary:
Assistant staff scientist (Ph.D.) to take a leading role in the completion of an ambitious knockout-mouse project and also participate in ongoing large-insert cloning experimentation (BAC and fosmid libraries)  Funding is secured for 11 months.

Position Requirements:
Minimum Education and Experience:
Holds Ph.D., M.D. degree or equivalent. Successfully completed post Ph.D./M.D. training (3 years minimum). Evidence of scholarship and productivity through publication in peer reviewed journals.
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 and highly adaptable to the special and changing needs of research. Extensive, multi-year experience some or all of the following: recombinant vector design using "recombineering" approaches, mutant mouse production, large-insert cloning. Ability to work in teams, supervise and provide timely and clear scientific reports.

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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