Lab Assistant – Mordes Lab

Lab Assistant – Mordes Lab


Job Summary

The Lab Assistant (full-time): Lab support position for two neuroscience laboratories with scientists and students in a new neuroscience research building. The goal of the research is to understand neurodegenerative disease and to develop new therapeutic strategies. The Lab Assistant 1 will involve ordering and maintaining common lab reagents, supplies, and equipment, and tasks related to lab organization. This also includes the preparation of solutions and washing and sterilizing glassware. They will be trained to follow specific procedures for basic tissue culture, including cataloging and maintaining cell lines. Importantly, in support of research staff, the Lab Assistant 1 will be tasked with running standardized protocols for DNA, RNA, protein extractions, and nucleic acid quality control from bacteria, mammalian cells, and human patient tissue samples. The job is full time and the hours can be flexible if necessary. This position will be on-site at the UCSF Mission Bay Campus.

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.

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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.