HPAF Drug Discovery SRA2

HPAF Drug Discovery SRA2


Job Summary

This position is critical for the proper operation of Hunter’s Point Animal Facility.  The purpose of this position is to provide research support in regards to animal experiments, include small animal models used to study neurodegenerative diseases.  Under direct supervision of the supervisor or manager, the incumbent will have an important role conducting and maintaining daily animal-health and experimental/surgical procedures relating to the study of neurodegenerative disease animal models.

This person will be instrumental at executing and optimizing experimental procedures aimed at finding cures for neurodegenerative diseases while at the same time upholding the highest standards of animal care.  

Experimental procedures include but it is not limited to survival surgery, bioluminescence imaging of animals, tissue collection, behavior testing, and chronic and acute dosing of animals with potential cures for neurodegenerative diseases.  The person in this position will be expected to keep detailed records of these activities, assist with report-creation of these activities and assist with other animal manipulation and/or care at the animal facility as directed by this person’s supervisor and manager.

Previous experience with these experimental techniques is a plus.  However, for the right candidate training will be provided if candidate does not have experience with these experimental techniques. 

Department Description

The Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (IND) at UCSF is pursuing a cutting-edge blend of basic science and clinical medicine to provide outstanding care to those suffering from neurodegenerative diseases. Founded in 1999, the IND is committed to creating therapeutics that will halt diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and dementia resulting from traumatic brain injuries. The IND is poised to make serious contributions to this struggle at the frontier of neuroscience and medicine. The mission of the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases is to discover causes and develop cures for these illnesses with an innovative program of basic research and clinical medicine.  The IND is directed by Nobel Laureate Stanley B. Prusiner, MD.

Please apply online at https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/64475BR

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.

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. 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.