110804 - Staff Research Associate
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#110804 Staff Research AssociateExtended Review Date: Mon 9/20/2021
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The Department of Pathology at UC San Diego aims to achieve the highest standards in patient care, research and education. The Department provides diagnostic pathology services in a wide variety of subspecialties with highly trained subspecialists who are recognized for their expertise. The Department’s research programs are diverse and interface with a wealth of basic and translational research programs that are a hallmark of UC San Diego.
Under supervision, assist with experiments in cell and molecular biology related to delineating the function of Leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) in Parkinson's disease. Assist with experiments making technical determinations and/or observations related to research projects. Perform PCR, cell-based assays, cell culture, protein blotting, and flow cytometry. Assist with limited variety of non-standard procedures. Data processing and presentation and statistical analysis. Contribute to lab administration, compliance, and maintenance.
Theoretical knowledge in biomedical or a related science generally acquired through a Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Theoretical knowledge of molecular biology techniques and genetics and experience in extracting DNA/RNA, PCR, qPCR.
Experience in protein chemistry/purification, gel electrophoresis and transfers, various gel and membrane stains, western blots, and densitometry and analysis on resulting data.
Knowledge of bio, chemical, and radiation safety techniques and practices. Demonstrated ability to follow established Safety and Biohazardous Material Guidelines and implement measures to ensure compliance and maintain associated records.
Ability to follow written and verbal protocols, techniques, and instructions.
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; including persons from foreign countries, the business community, academicians, students and staff with a high degree of diplomacy, mature judgment, tact, and flexibility. Knowledge of proper formats, grammar, and spelling in English and proofreading ability sufficient to compose, edit, and publish professional correspondence as well as effectively and accurately document research procedures. Ability to read, comprehend, discuss, and present research materials.
Experience making independent decisions, analyzing situations, problem solving, and initiating action for laboratory maintenance. Ability to work independently.
Organizational skills to order and maintain lab reagents and supplies, and keep accurate lab records and computer files. Experience in ordering, maintaining, trouble-shooting, and calibrating general laboratory equipment (e.g. centrifuges, incubators, microscopes, water baths, etc.).
Experience with the operation of a personal computer and software applications, such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access), Photoshop, Acrobat.
Willingness to learn new theory, techniques, and tasks and share knowledge.
- Experience with ordering, EH&S, and facilities policies and business systems.
- 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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