109477 - Laboratory Research Assistant
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#109477 Laboratory Research AssistantExtended Review Date: Tue 9/14/2021
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This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.
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The Moores Cancer Center is one of just 49 in the United States to hold a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center. As such, it ranks among the top centers in the nation conducting basic and clinical cancer research, providing advanced patient care and serving the community through outreach and education programs.
The Cancer Center's mission is to translate promising scientific discoveries into new and better options for the care of patients with cancer. The Center supports one of the broadest ranges of cancer activities in the nation - from fundamental and translational cancer research in molecular genetics and advanced molecular therapeutics, and from population studies of cancer incidence to community education about cancer prevention and risk reduction.
Under supervision, assist with cell culture and propagation of tumor cell lines as well as transfection and cellular fractionation experiments. Assist with maintenance of tumor cell and neurosphere cultures for use in transfection and cellular fractionation experiments. Assist with maintenance and inventory of frozen cell stocks and routine testing for mycoplasma contamination. Assist with basic molecular biology/cell biologic assays, to study mouse models of cancer. Assist with animal crosses and genotyping, and tumor formation assays by transplantation of cancer cells into mice. Assist with ordering supplies, keeping inventory, and basic laboratory supply management.
Theoretical knowledge of cell biology and molecular biology as typically attained by a Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry, or other related areas, and/or equivalent education and experience.
Basic knowledge of laboratory procedures and equipment, such as sterile techniques, preparation of buffers, centrifuges, balance pH meters and electrophoresis equipment.
Proven ability to perform routine cell culture techniques, such as pipetting culture media onto growing human cells in culture plates.
Ability to prepare basic chemical solutions, including performing gel electrophoresis by mixing gel solutions and pouring into gel molds. Ability to perform standard mathematic computations (calculate molarity) accurately.
Ability to work with mice for surgical procedures, including anesthesia administration. Ability to prepare basic reagents and cells for animal studies.
Excellent communication skills (both verbally and written) needed to interact professionally and effectively with a diverse population at all levels of organization in person, over the phone or in writing. Ability to use diplomacy, tact, and discretion in all interactions.
Experience using computers for basic word processing and data entry. Familiarity with software such as Pub Med and basic database analysis such as BLAST is preferred.
- Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).
UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!
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