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Research Associate I

Company: Vitalant
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

PRIMARY PURPOSE: The research group of Dr. Elaine Yu at Vitalant Research Institute (VRI), an affiliate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), is seeking talented and highly motivated Research Associate I. The research associate will focus on statistical and bioinformatic analyses for several studies regarding cardiometabolic health among blood donors. Examples of current projects including utilizing large scale datasets among blood donors to evaluate the influences of genetic variance of blood groups on temporal patterns of cardiometabolic indicators, cardiometabolic risk factors on COVID-19 severity risk, and interactions between cholesterol homeostasis and hepatis C virus infection. Under the supervision and mentorship of Dr. Yu, the research associate will have the following key responsibilities: developing and maintaining documentation for workflows for final analytic datasets, utilizing statistical methodology to analyze longitudinal donor data, coordinating study activities with internal and external collaborators, drafting sections of manuscripts, and conducting systematic reviews and meta-analyses. The research associate will also have opportunities to support other study activities and leverage career development and related short courses DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Perform all study activities, including managing clinical and study data, in accordance with HIPAA, Institutional Review approved study protocols, human subjects' requirements, internal SOPs, and external regulations including from the NIH. Perform statistical and bioinformatic analyses for review of principal investigator and other senior research group members. Actively participate in the coordination and successful execution of studies, including interim data QC, database management, and biological sample collection. Lead study screening and data extraction in systematic reviews, in collaboration with coauthors and the principal investigator. Responsible for following systematic review protocol. Assist with drafting narrative literature reviews and data visualizations for specific sections of manuscripts (e.g., methods), preliminary grant proposal development, and progress reports. Participate and provide constructive input regarding other studies. Identify and actively participate in relevant short courses, workshops, and seminars for further training (e.g., systematic reviews, biosafety, mass spectrometry) that is complementary to the postdoctoral fellow's background and necessary for successful study execution. Provide coordination for study execution, database management, and initial data QC with guidance from principal investigator and other senior research group members (postdoctoral fellows). Develop, regularly update and seek feedback regarding an Individual Development Plan. Actively follows recent developments and findings in relevant field(s). Establish and maintain a network of professional relationships, including active internal and external collaborations. REQUIREMENTS: Knowledge/ Education Master's degree in epidemiology, public health, or other related field required. Strong working knowledge in software for statistical analyses and code documentation (e.g., R, SAS, Jupyter, GitHub) and citation management (e.g., EndNote) required Experience At least three years related research experience required. Interest in intellectually engaging with the team and during meetings regarding cardiometabolic health required. Prior track record of research experience (e.g., study coordination, quality control of datasets, manuscripts, conference presentations) preferred. Strong working knowledge and/or interest in database management, biostatistics, bioinformatics, systematic reviews, metabolomics preferred. Skills/Abilities Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication. Strong analytical and organizational skills. Familiarity with or interest in learning systematic review methodology and software. 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, radioisotope, and chemicals in compliance with health and safety guidelines and regulations. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment independently and with team members. Please submit a CV, contact information, cover letter describing your research interests and previous experience. Salary range from $64,500-70,000.00 per annum EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans 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 or call 1- 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. For more EEO information about applicant rights click here For information about Pay Transparency rights click here Our organization participates in E-Verify, for more information click here 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 .

Keywords: Vitalant, San Francisco , Research Associate I, Other , San Francisco, California

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