Post Doctoral Fellow
Blood Systems Research Institute
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Post Date: May 25, 2017
Job Type: Full time
Degree Requirement: Doctoral Level
Years Experience: 2+
Location: US - California - San Francisco
Job Reference: 17000698
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Job Posting Close Date: Jul 1, 2017
Job Function: Research and Development


Under minimal supervision, this position is responsible for the designs and conducts research studies related to funded projects. Participates in grant writing assignments and produces scientific publications.

Performs all assigned duties in compliance with internal SOPs and external regulations. Brings compliance issues to the attention of management.
Assures quality customer service to all customers.
Writes and submits scientific publications for peer-reviewed journals.
Submits extramural grant applications to fund research activities or participates in development of such, when appropriate. Maintains high level of technical expertise.
Collaborates with internal and external researchers on projects that specifically enhance knowledge related to current research projects. Communicates study results in public setting, such as conferences and publications.
Designs and performs experiments and analyzes data using standard and specialized techniques in virology, molecular biology and immunology.
Oversees and performs database management and performs basic to advanced statistical analysis.
Designs experiments, conducts original research, performs data analysis and plays a significant role in manuscript development and submission.
Provides work coordination to technicians and guidance to graduate students, as needed.
Manages clinical and research information in a confidential manner consistent with HIPPA and institutional review board.
Remains abreast of changes and developments in the field of research. Establishes and maintains a network of professional relationships.
Monitors department and/or program budget.
Performs all other duties, at the discretion of management, as assigned.
Knowledge/ Education
MD, PhD or Dr PH required.
High-level knowledge of and extensive experience in standard research protocols in molecular biology, virology and cellular immunology required.
Knowledge of standard and specialized laboratory procedures and equipment required.
Advanced theoretical understanding of work being performed required.


Licenses/ Certifications
Two years experience performing similar duties and responsibilities preferred.

Skills/ Abilities
Ability to operate and maintain routine and complex laboratory equipment.
Must possess exceptional oral and written communication, and interpersonal skills.
Strong detail orientation, analytical ability and organization skills.
Able to understand, follow, and give precise written and verbal directions and
procedures, and perform all activities safely and accurately.
Ability to perform laboratory procedures in detail, safely and accurately.
Proficient computer skills: spreadsheet, statistical and word processing software.
Able to perform work duties with tact, diplomacy, and confidentiality when working
with research study participants.
Ability to communicate and interface effectively and harmoniously with employees
and the public.
Able and willing to work with hazardous material, which may include biohazards,
radioisotopes, and chemicals, in compliance with health and safety guidelines and
Function independently and as a harmonious member of a team.


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