UCSF Division of Cardiology is seeking a lead for the research team in the Springer Laboratory.
This position will carry out clinical observational studies to measure vascular endothelial function and other indicators of cardiovascular health in persons who are chronically exposed to marijuana smoke. This Professional Research role will work with a clinical research coordinator to recruit research subjects and arrange their visits, conduct measurements of flow-mediated dilation (FMD), arterial stiffness, blood pressure, and ECG in research volunteers. The initial study target enrollment is 150 research subjects in two years; with the potential to expanded to 320 subjects in subsequent planned studies. Further, this role will analyze data and results, and will supervise a full-time staff researcher to carry out studies of circulating biomarkers and effects of serum from research participants on cultured endothelial cells. The Professional Research position will work with the PI, Dr. Springer, to design and implement follow-up studies and will also write grant proposals to support subsequent research.
• Expertise and at least 2 years of practical experience measuring FMD and arterial stiffness (including experience measuring FMD in chronic tobacco and marijuana smokers), taking ECG measurements, and measuring levels of NO species in culture supernatants from endothelial cells exposed to research subject-specific serum. • MD • PhD
• Direct experience in the design of this particular project.
Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue as needed throughout the recruitment period. Salary will be commensurate with the applicants experience and training.
UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California 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, disability, age or protected veteran status.
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.