Job Description

Payroll Title:
LAB AST 1
Department:
PATHOLOGY
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Worksite:
Campus
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Percent:
100%
Union:
TX 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.

#110796 Lab Assistant

Extended Deadline: Mon 9/20/2021

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 before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/2021/07/ucs-covid-19-vaccine-policy.html

This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 8/13/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 8/24/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

DESCRIPTION

Under supervision, incumbent will prepare samples and assist with mammalian and bacterial cell culture, CRISPR genome editing, fluorescence microscopy, and molecular biology assays and protein biochemistry including PCR, immunoblots and flow cytometry. The incumbent will assist with routine lab tasks including ordering supplies and general lab organization.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • One year of laboratory experience or two years of college including courses in the natural, physical or social sciences; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Willingness to learn new laboratory techniques under supervision, including CRISPR and fluorescence microscopy.

  • Ability to assist with basic aseptic and tissue culture techniques.

  • Ability to use basic laboratory equipment including centrifuges, spectrophotometers, balances, pH meters, and electrophoresis equipment.

  • Basic knowledge of molecular biology techniques.

  • Willingness to become familiar with proper handling of chemical and biohazard materials.

  • Ability to read, comprehend, discuss, and present research materials.

  • Ability to follow written and verbal protocols, techniques, and instructions and to keep organized and accurate records and notebooks.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills over a wide range of situations and individuals needed to interact professionally and effectively in the work environment in person, on the phone, and in writing to a diverse population.

  • Experience with the operation of a personal computer and software applications, such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Organizational skills to maintain lab reagents and supplies.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

  • Must be willing to work with hazardous materials (biological and chemical).


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!

Applications/Resumes are accepted for current job openings only. For full consideration on any job, applications must be received prior to the initial closing date. If a job has an extended deadline, applications/resumes will be considered during the extension period; however, a job may be filled before the extended date is reached.

UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit smokefree.ucsd.edu for more information.

Application Instructions

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