Job Description

Payroll Title:
SRA 2 NEX
Department:
PATHOLOGY
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Worksite:
Campus
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Percent:
100%
Union:
RX Contract
Total Openings:
1
Work Schedule:
Days, Variable, Monday - Friday

As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#110552 Research Associate

Initial Review Date: Tue 11/16/2021

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 7/27/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 8/5/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

DESCRIPTION

Selected candidate will work with postdoctoral fellows - under supervision of the principal investigator - and will get hands-on experience in two overall areas: 1) CRISPR technology, and 2) growing, maintaining, and performing experiments in human iPSC neurons. The incumbent will work with cells in a sterile setting, and need to have a working knowledge of DNA cloning. Some animal work is involved (mouse husbandry and PCR verification of colonies. The incumbent will assist with publications and other duties as assigned.

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Theoretical knowledge as required in a Bachelor's degree in Cellular and/or Molecular Biology and Biochemistry or a combination education and experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to perform molecular biology techniques, that will be needed for the CRISPR work that will be an integral part of the candidate’s duties (including PCR, cloning, etc.).

  • Demonstrated ability to accurately weigh chemical compounds, prepare accurate dilutions, calculate concentrations and prepare buffers.

  • Knowledge of appropriate procedures and rules for handling, storing, and disposing of biohazardous, carcinogenic, and chemical materials.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the proper use and maintenance of laboratory equipment (i.e. high speed centrifuges, pH meter, spectrophotometric equipment, electrophoresis, PCR apparatus, etc.).

  • Enthusiasm for learning new techniques and a genuine interest in scientific research.

  • Demonstrated computer skills including experience with word processing, spreadsheet, data management, presentation, and internet-based software.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Working experience with human iPSC lines and/or CRISPR technology.

  • Demonstrated skill in accurate record keeping and ability to organize, analyze, and calculate data.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

  • May have to work with some hazardous materials (biological, chemical, and radioactive) and animals.

  • May need to work after hours and weekends if experimental protocols demand.


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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