Laboratory Technologist

University of California

Staff Research Associate


Full Time


Job Summary

The Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine located at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG) is seeking a Staff Research Associate in the malaria research laboratory of Dr. Briggs at UCSF.

The laboratory is a dynamic research environment with translational research focused on the immunology and molecular epidemiology of malaria. The successful applicant will be responsible for performing laboratory work, organizing samples and data in the laboratory, and coordinating work with local and international collaborators. This work is necessary to support funded malaria research using samples from a number of international studies.

Note: This position requires a physical/health screen.

The final salary and offer components are subject to additional approvals based on UC policy.

To see the salary range for this position (we recommend that you make a note of the job code and use that to look up): TCS Non-Academic Titles Search (

Please note: An offer will take into consideration the experience of the final candidate AND the current salary level of individuals working at UCSF in a similar role.

For roles covered by a bargaining unit agreement, there will be specific rules about where a new hire would be placed on the range.

To learn more about the benefits of working at UCSF, including total compensation, please visit:

Department Description

The Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine at UCSF is an internationally recognized global leader in clinical care, research and education. With its home-base located at ZSFG, the Division has been ranked as the top facility in the country for AIDS care for over ten years. The Division’s work is featured frequently in the media, and it is often visited by international, national, state and local dignitaries and delegations. The Division consists of approximately 36 faculty members and 140 academic and staff employees. It is the largest Division of the Department of Medicine at ZSFG, with a total expenditure budget of approximately $45 million dollars.

Required Qualifications


  • BA/BS degree in biology or related science and knowledge of, or experience with, the basic techniques or methods required by the position, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Laboratory experience (from classwork and / or work experience)
  • Basic related scientific techniques and procedures as learned from academic laboratory or field experimental experience


  • In addition to the above, one year recent/directly related work experience following degree completion, utilizing the techniques/methods required by the position; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Laboratory experience
  • Basic related scientific techniques and procedures from laboratory experience
  • Comfort with computer software such as Excel and Access and running scripts such as Python
  • Demonstrated reliability, organizational skills, attention to detail, and record keeping abilities based on prior experience
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to function well on a team

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience as a laboratory technician
  • Experience with PCR, PCR optimization
  • Experience with performing next-generation sequencing, including whole genome and / or targeted Amplicon sequencing
  • Experience with culturing bacteriophage
  • Advanced knowledge of Database software, statistical software (e.g. STATA, R)
  • Computer programming (e.g. Python, C++, D3)
  • Experience with analyzing next-generation sequencing or microarray data

About UCSF

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 excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. We bring together the world’s leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.

Pride Values

UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at

Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco 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, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

How to apply

Deadline: 1-May-24

Job Notifications
Subscribe to receive notifications for the latest job vacancies.