Staff Research Associate - Tenders Global

Staff Research Associate

University of California, San Francisco


Full Time


Job Summary

The Staff Research Associate (SRA) position in the area of basic and applied neuroimaging (with specific focus on MRI, PET, and computer modeling of neurodegeneration) is available within the UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging. 

Under general supervision and guidance from the supervisor, Dr. Ashish Raj, the successful candidate will perform research logistics tasks and projects in the Brain Networks Laboratory aka “RajLab”. The Brain Networks Laboratory focuses on understanding the mechanisms of healthy and diseased brains by applying computational tools to neuroimaging data.

The position entails various roles, from routine image processing and statistics. 

The Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging at UCSF combines clinical excellence, cutting-edge research, and outstanding education in a leading academic health sciences institution.

A key requirement is for the SRA to cement collaborative projects with the department of Neurology, where several ongoing funded projects are underway. SRA will hence work closely with Dr. Kamalini Ranasinghe and others at the Memory and Aging Clinic (MAC). As part of the role, the SRA will have the opportunity to work closely with neurologists, psychiatrists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, imaging scientists, and engineers. The knowledge and skills learned provide excellent preparation for medical school or graduate school in neuroscience, bioengineering, and psychology. 

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Department Description

The UCSF Department of Radiology Imaging IT team architects, implements, and manages the computer systems and networks needed to support more than 700,000 imaging studies annually. Our team manages the full stack from network to application and end user support. The team provide Monday – Friday, 8am to 5pm support including evening and weekend call to support the Medical Center needs.

Required Qualifications

  • BA/BS in a related science and knowledge/experience with, the basic techniques/methods required by the position; and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Previous exposure to a biomedical research laboratory environment
  • Experience with basic science methodology and neuroscience
  • Demonstrated record of reliability and excellent attendance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in imaging science research, especially neuroimaging
  • Knowledge of neurodegenerative diseases and/or neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Knowledge of any scientific programming language such as MATLAB, Python, C++ or R.
  • Ability to work with diverse team of researchers, scientists, and students
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to work independently, exercising judgment and initiative

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.

Job Code and Payroll Title

009613 SRA 1

Job Category

Research and Scientific

Bargaining Unit

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

Employee Class

Temporary Employment


Parnassus Heights (SF)

Additional Shift Details

M-F; 8-5

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