San Francisco, CA United States

Researcher (Microvascular Inflammation in Injury)

University of California, San Francisco

Job Title: Researcher (Microvascular Inflammation in Injury)
Reference Code: 68125BR
Job Location: San Francisco , CA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Health sciences, nursing, kinesiology
Medicine, dentistry, pharmacy
Biology/biotechnology/life sciences
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2022-12-30
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description



Full Time


Job Summary

Our laboratory’s research is focused on understanding the immunology of sepsis, acute inflammation and pain biology, on defining the role of endothelial cells in sepsis and injury, and in the immune modulating roles of the endocannabinoid and endovanilloid systems. We employ mouse models and in vitro methods to elucidate the specific mechanism and pathways. To learn more about our research:

Department Description

The Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care at UCSF provides outstanding patient care, promotes cutting-edge basic and clinical science research, and educates the next generation of health care providers while focusing on increasing diversity, equity and inclusion across the organization.

The Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care ranks as one of the largest departments in the School of Medicine with an annual budget of $114 million. The two largest component of the annual budget are Professional Fee Income and Extramural Funds, representing over $101 million and $9.6 million of the annual budget respectively. Currently, the department has over 165 Faculty members, 25 Staff Physicians, 162 Staff Employees, 11 Fellows, 75 Residents, 21 Non-Faculty Academics, 9 Post Docs, 68 CRNAs and 5 Nurse Practitioners at ZSFG.

In addition to the Moffitt-Long Hospital, very active units of the department exist at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (inpatient and outpatient, including a very active trauma service), San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center (inpatient and outpatient), Mt. Zion Medical Center (outpatient, including 23 hour stays and the Pain Management Center), the UCSF Orthopedic Institute and the Benioff Children's, Betty Irene Moore Women's and Bakar Cancer (NIH-designated Cancer Center) Hospitals in the Mission Bay neighborhood.

The Department now has essential roles in patient care outside of the operating rooms, with active participation in Ambulatory Care, Acute and Chronic Pain, and in the Preoperative Clinic. Over the department’s fifty-plus years of existence, the department has been at the heart of modern anesthesia’s explosive growth, and to this day continues to have an enormous impact on surgical practice and the management of pain. The department’s research, education, and clinical care quickly earned and have maintained reputations that are the equal or better of any institution in the world. Individual members of our faculty have had a major influence on our specialty both nationally and internationally, including NIH study sections, NIH funding, FDA and Editorial Boards. Research activities within this department are integrated with and inform clinical practice. For many years, ours has been among the top departments for NIH research funding in anesthesia in the United States.

The Department of Anesthesia provides considerable support and structure for research in general and, for research training programs, highlighted by the innovative Pathway to Scientific Independence (PSI). This program begins at the residency level, incorporating the Research Scholars Track of the Anesthesia Residency, moving through the post-residency NIH-funded T32 training grant, and faculty positions with a mentored research support, and ultimately to achieving extramurally funded, independent researcher status.

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications

  • BA/BS in a biological or related science and one or more years of recent, directly related work experience, utilizing the techniques or methods required by the position; and/or equivalent experience/training.
  • Experience organizing data and keeping detailed records: experience preparing laboratory Solutions
  • Demonstrating previous experience in cell / tissue culture, ELISA, PCR, qPCR, Western Blotting
  • Micro dissection skills for tissue harvesting and tissue sectioning for immunohistochemistry
  • Experience with quantitative bacteriology (plating, culture & cell counting)
  • Working knowledge of word / data processing software (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Prism etc.)
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Able to accommodate experimental needs with flexible working schedule


Preferred Qualifications

  • Performed responsible procedures on laboratory mice: IV & IP injections, blood collection through cardiac puncture and retro-orbital puncture procedure
  • Hands on skills in managing mice projects including knowledge and / or experience of husbandry, colony organization / genotyping
  • Hands on skills on isolation & culture primary endothelial cells from rodents
  • Hands on skills with culture of human
  • Experience with isolation and/or culture of human mononuclear cells and/or astrocytes
  • Experience with mouse models of sepsis and injury
  • Experience with mouse behavioral pain testing
  • Experience measuring trans-endothelial and trans-epithelial electrical resistance (TEER) of cells in monolayer culture using techniques such as electrical cell impedance sensing (ECIS)
  • Experience operating flow cytometry instrumentation
  • Micro dissection skills for tissue harvesting and tissue sectioning for immunohistochemistry
  • Responsible for procedures on laboratory mice: IV, IP and IT injections, blood collection through cardiac puncture and retro-orbital, cecal ligation and puncture procedure


Information and Application Process Instructions

Apply Here:


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.

Organization: Campus

Job Code and Payroll Title: 009617 SRA 2 NEX

Job Category: Research and Scientific

Bargaining Unit: University Professional Technical Employees – Research Support Professionals Unit (UPTE-RX)

Employee Class: Career

Percentage: 100%

Location: Parnassus Heights (SF)

Shift: Days

Shift Length: 8 Hours

Additional Shift Details: M-F, 8 hour/day


When inquiring or applying for positions within the University of California, San Francisco, please also reference

Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and professional and administrative staff employment opportunities at the University of California, San Francisco and at other institutions of higher education in the region on

To receive email alerts when new jobs at the University of California, San Francisco are posted, please sign up at new job openings at the University of California, San Francisco .




To obtain more information or to submit your resume you can contact Chair of the Search Committee as shown below. If you apply for this position, please say you saw it first on Thank you.

Chair of the Search Committee

Description of and other job listings for University of California, San Francisco

Tell a Friend About This Job
Enter your friend's email address...

Send this page to:

tweet this job share on facebook share on Google+ share on Linkedin WhatsApp Applicants: Search Jobs - Submit Resume
Employers: Search Resumes - Submit Jobs
Legal - Contact Info - FAQ &
485 Devon Park Dr., Suite 116, Wayne, PA 19087, USA
Phone USA (610) 964-9200

This job search site: © 1999- All Rights Reserved.

This Internet Commerce Software by Aufrance Associates, © 1995-2023