United Blood Services Research Associate I in San Francisco, California



Blood Systems Research Institute (BSRI) (www.bsrisf.org), a University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) affiliate, is seeking a motivated Research Associate I. The Research Associate position will be working in the Immunology Program at Blood Systems Research Institute. This position will be supporting studies in a variety of topics including the investigation of immune responses related to transfusion and infectious diseases. Current projects include determining the pathways important in alloimmunization and better understanding how extracellular vesicles influence cell signaling. We are looking for someone who will be excited to work with us on these cutting-edge research projects.

In addition and under direct supervision, this position is responsible for independently performing complex research or clinical testing. Assists with the preparation of grant documents.


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.

Utilizes knowledge of standard clinical and research procedures and techniques, and standard equipment and/or software to generate and interpret results.

Assists with database management and performs basic to advanced statistical analysis.

Assists with the preparation of grant documents, including coordination and analysis of data using statistical, spreadsheet, and/or graphics software needed for progress reports, abstracts, and manuscripts.

Orders and receives supplies and performs other administrative duties, as assigned.

Obtains health data, such as medical records, from physicians, hospitals, or other health care providers approved for release for research studies. Understands and adheres to institutional review board and human subjects requirements.

Performs all other duties, at the discretion of management, as assigned.



Knowledge/ Education

Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent in experience and/or education required.

High-level knowledge of both basic and more complex research procedures, methodologies, and equipment required.

Knowledge of experimental or study design, quality control, and data interpretation required.

Knowledge of observational and clinical study designs, data collection, computer database management, quality control, and data interpretation required.

Theoretical understanding of work being performed required.

High level knowledge of basic and more complex research procedures and methodologies required.

Licenses/ Certifications



Two years related research experience required.

Experience in a research setting preferred.

Knowledge of tissue culture technique, flow cytometry, molecular biology techniques, and mouse husbandry preferred.


Must possess strong oral and written communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

Strong detail orientation and organization skills.

Able to understand and follow written and verbal directions and procedures, and perform all activities safely and accurately.

Able to organize, prioritize and execute a variable workload.

Must demonstrate a higher level of proficiency with standard equipment, computer programs, and applications.

Able to perform work duties with tact, diplomacy, and confidentiality when working with research study participants.

Able and willing to work with hazardous material, which may include biohazards, radioisotopes, and chemicals, in compliance with health and safety guidelines and regulations.

Function as a harmonious member of a team.


Our organization is an equal employment/affirmative action employer. If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a medical condition or disability, please send an e-mail to accommodation@bloodsystems.org or call 1-844-220-2612 to let us know the nature of your request. A representative will respond to accommodation requests within two business days. Please note that this email/phone number is for medical/disability accommodations only and any other inquiries will not receive a response.

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All candidates who receive a conditional written offer of employment will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug test in accordance with the Company’s established guidelines.

Organization: Blood Systems, Inc.

Primary Location: United States of America-California-San Francisco

Work Locations: 5400 CA San Francisco BSRI (12023) Blood Systems Research Institute 270 Masonic Ave San Francisco, 94118

Shift: Day Job

Travel: No

Job Posting Close Date: Nov 1, 2016

Job Function: Research and Development

Req ID: 16001042

Employee Status: Full-time, Regular