112379 - Staff Research Associate
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#112379 Staff Research AssociateInitial Review Date: Mon 11/22/2021
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Depending on experience of the selected candidate, this position will be hired at the SRA 1 or SRA 2 level.
Under supervision the staff research associate will be engaged in cell and molecular biology research, with a strong focus on placental and stem cell biology. They will perform/assist with research activities such as in vitro tissue culture work (including culture of human pluripotent stem cells), isolation of primary cells from human tissues, as well as related cell-based and molecular assays including protein quantification, western-blot, DNA/RNA extraction, and Q-PCR. They will also maintain several mouse colonies, doing breeding as well as minimally-invasive surgery. They will also prepare media, buffers, and solutions as needed. Data processing and statistical analysis as needed is also required.
The Research Associate will also manage our biohazard use authorization and serve as our area safety coordinator, provide routine laboratory equipment maintenance, order and maintain supplies and equipment and oversee undergraduate part-time lab aides whose duties include washing glassware and making buffers for the lab.
Theoretical knowledge of molecular biology techniques and genetics typically acquired through Bachelor degree in biology or related field, and/or relevant lab experience.
Experience in sterile technique.
Demonstrated ability to follow written and verbal protocols, techniques, and instructions
Demonstrated 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.
Demonstrated experience with the operation of a personal computer and software applications, such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access), Photoshop, Acrobat.
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.
Willingness to learn new theory, techniques, and tasks and share knowledge.
Demonstrated experience handling mice.
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.
Demonstrated experience making decisions, analyzing situations, problem solving, and initiating action for laboratory maintenance.
Demonstrated organizational skills to order and maintain lab reagents and supplies, and keep accurate lab records and computer files.
Experience with UCSD ordering, EH&S, and facilities policies and business systems.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
Must be willing to work with human tissues and handle small animals (mice).
Must be willing to work with hazardous materials.
Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).
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