Job Description

Payroll Title:
LAB AST 2
Department:
NEUROSCIENCES
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Worksite:
Campus
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Percent:
100%
Union:
TX Contract
Total Openings:
1
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, M-F

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

#112337 Laboratory Assistant II

Filing Deadline: Fri 10/22/2021

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/2021/10/flu-vaccination-requirement-for-uc-students,-faculty-and-staff-issued-for-2021-2022.html

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 10/13/2021 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 10/22/2021. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

DESCRIPTION

The Department of Neurosciences is a large department within the UCSD School of Medicine. The Department’s mission is to create the synergies and define the ideas and programs that will allow us to transform the way our neurosciences community discovers, teaches and cares. We strive to conduct cutting-edge science and research and train the next generation of neurologists and researchers by fostering education at all levels and integrating the latest scientific and medical advances into the curriculum.

Under close supervision, incumbent will perform a wide variety of standard experimental techniques including tissue sectioning, immunolabeling, microscopic imaging, and quantification.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduation from high school or a General Education diploma and two years of laboratory experience OR one year of lab experience and two years or more of college including theoretical background in neurobiology or related field, and knowledge of basic neuroanatomy.

  • Experience performing sectioning of biological tissue, preparing scientific reagents including common staining solutions, Nissl staining, and preparation of buffers and media.

  • Experience performing routine imaging and microscopy.

  • Ability to follow established lab protocols and work effectively with minimal instruction.

  • Experience with general lab maintenance and routine laboratory methods.

  • Excellent verbal, written, and electronic communication skills that facilitate professional, effective, and courteous interaction with a diverse population.

  • Knowledge of basic lab safety and EH&S procedures.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills including tact, diplomacy and flexibility with the ability to work in a team framework in conjunction with principles of community.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to use various programs for technical illustration and image editing and or/analysis.
  • Experience within a neurosciences laboratory.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Overtime and variation of work schedule may be necessary to complete experiments/projects.
  • Must be willing and able to work on human anatomic pathology

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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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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