Hair Analytical Laboratory (HAL) Lab Assistant III
University of California San Francisco
Location: San Francisco, California
Internal Number: 70457BR
The UCSF Hair Analytical Laboratory (HAL) analyzes antiretroviral concentrations in hair (but may include other biological specimens such as urine, dried blood spot (DBS), plasma, serum, blood, nail, etc.) in the context of HIV and TB prevention and treatment studies using assays that are developed and validated according to the Federal Drug Administration (FDA's) guidelines for bioanalytical methods and the National Institute of Health's Division of AIDS' (DAIDs) Clinical Pharmacology and Quality Assurance Program (CPQA). This position requires overseeing and maintaining high quality regulatory functions in the laboratory.
This HAL Lab Assistant III position will assist laboratory personnel and laboratory leadership in facilitating the safety and daily functions of the laboratory, including keeping accurate clinical/research sample information. This position will also be responsible for ordering supplies for the lab. Additional duties will include helping to maintain optimal conditions of the instruments for HAL's analytical studies; including a variety of daily laboratory functions such as checking and changing freezer/refrigerator charts, calibration of equipment, supply ordering and management, etc.
Provides immediate support to an entire laboratory for maintaining the security and safety of our workplace, maintaining supplies and instruments for the UCSF HAL, ensuring compliance with departmental or organizational policies and procedures, and tracking both study samples and the progress of our research studies for outside research groups.
The duties entail, but are not limited to purchasing of all laboratory supplies, as well as maintaining all instrument service contracts, handling issues within and outside of the HAL including being a liaison between other UCSF departments, such as the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences (BTS) and the Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEH&S), and aiding in communications with regulatory agencies outside of UCSF, including the CPQA. The laboratory coordinator is also responsible for sample receiving from different research studies, confirming (sample log-in), sending sample acknowledgements, and storage of the research samples. The laboratory coordinator will also provide regular updates to the HAL Lab Research Supervisor, Laboratory Director and PI on logging in and acknowledging receipt of samples, as well as any laboratory concerns.
Other responsibilities include being a safety officer, which includes but is not limited to, the drafting and implementation of the Biological Use Authorization (BUA) to safeguard personnel and the environment from inadvertent exposure or accidental release of biologically hazardous materials without unduly limiting academic freedom and to comply with federal and state regulatory requirements, updating and keeping inventory of the Chemical Use Authorization (CUA) along with drafting and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Particularly Hazardous Chemicals (PHC) to safeguard personnel from exposure of these chemicals in compliance with Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) regulations, and updating the Emergency Action Plan (EAP) in accordance with UCSF policy.
Please note: The compensation ranges listed online for roles not covered by a bargaining unit agreement are very wide, however a job offer will typically fall in the range of 80% - 120% of the established mid-point. An offer will take into consideration the experience of the final candidate AND the current salary level of individuals working at UCSF in a similar role.
For roles covered by a bargaining unit agreement, there will be specific rules about where a new hire would be placed on the range.
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 high-quality patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.