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#111531 Research Associate

Extended Deadline: Fri 10/29/2021

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Dept. of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, GI Motility Laboratory of Dr. Ravinder Mittal, M.D.. Research projects on human gastrointestinal motility.

Under supervision, the incumbent will perform GI motility research and laboratory maintenance. This will include, but is not limited to, independently working with physiological recording devices such as manometry devices, pH recorders, impedance device, ultrasound, and MRI. Laboratory maintenance will include, but is not limited to, cleaning equipment, setting up experiments, purchasing laboratory supplies, and organizing data or documents. Other duties may including scheduling research studies and organizing research study schedule. Incumbent will work directly with human research subjects.


  • Knowledge of universal precautions and safety for working with human research subjects.

  • Experience with human research subject information privacy and security. Prior HIPAA training.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office i.e. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills to coordinate between research subjects, scientist, physicians, and engineers.

  • Theoretical knowledge of physiology.

  • Experience with laboratory maintenance.

  • Excellent organizational skills to maintain files, data, orders, and schedules.

  • Knowledge and experience with laboratory safety.

  • Proficient and comfortable using a computer and internet on a daily basis. Ability to type documents, organize computer files, check email, perform web searches, and other tasks related to basic computer use.

  • Ability to adapt to changing research protocols and learn new tasks as needed.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

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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