Staff Research Assoc. II

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

This is a Staff Research Associate II (SRA II) position in the Biomarker Core Laboratory at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. The goal of the biomarker lab is to develop a panel of new kidney tests that will allow for early detection and prevention of kidney disease. The individual will perform assays in serum and urine samples for the measurement of biomarkers in many studies from cohorts with various disease states. The research associate will be trained and work under the supervision of Biomarker Core Lab Manager to perform laboratory techniques to measure urine and blood biomarkers using a variety of instruments. * Plan and perform multiple types of assays utilizing techniques including ELISAs and other immunoassays * Preparation of reagents and set up of various analytic platforms * Perform quality control * Adjust reagents/platforms as needed * Receive and process human specimens * Provide general laboratory support (maintain common lab supplies and reagents, order supplies, dispose of waste, update inventories) * Maintain accurate and detailed lab notebook * Perform lab tests on clinical samples * Perform analyses of data and prepare data for presentation Job Requirements: * Possess a BA/BS degree in Biomedical Sciences * One or more years of recent, directly related work experience following degree completion preferred * Knowledge of principles and practice of immunoassays * Ability to learn and follow experimental protocols and SOPs * Understanding of laboratory test procedures in clinical research * Strong track record for accuracy and attention to detail * Ability to manage multiple projects, tasks, and priorities to achieve desired goals * Strong interpersonal, written/oral communication, and organizational skills * Computer literacy with emphasis on Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office Suite including spreadsheets with large data sets * Strong computer skills and ability to learn and use instrument-specific software applications * Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

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