Job Description

Payroll Title:
Center for the Future of Surgery (CFS)
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
La Jolla
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
EX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Variable

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#112583 Radiologic Technician & Lab Associate

Extended Deadline: Mon 12/13/2021

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 and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 10/25/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/04/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

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

This posting has been slightly modified. 


As part of the Department of Surgery, the Center for the Future of Surgery (CFS) is a world-class teaching and training facility that is advancing surgery techniques by investigating, developing, testing, and teaching procedures that will revolutionize the field of surgery. The goal of the Center for the Future of Surgery is to continually improve and expand surgery options using emerging technology so that patients experience less pain and better outcomes.

The CFS Radiologic Technician & Lab Associate utilizes a wide array of knowledge, technical skills, and critical-thinking abilities to facilitate teaching, research projects, and labs in the Center for the Future of Surgery. Duties include, but are not limited to, technical operation of different types of c-arms/fluoroscopy equipment, set-up and clean up of labs, ordering supplies, maintaining equipment, and acting as liaison with surgeons and industry personnel. Assist in pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative care of animals. Assist with multiple surgical procedures. Set-up and clean up of equipment and supplies for daily courses. Assist lab attendees on cadaver and animal labs, with and without fluoroscopy. Liaise with industry personnel to understand equipment needs and plan labs.

The CFS is a team environment and all team members are expected to establish and maintain a positive and cooperative working relationship with surgeons, OR personnel, industry partners, and UCSD peers.

Effectively communication both orally and in writing are essential.


  • Current valid license as Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist in the State of California.

  • Knowledge of radiation safety guidelines and procedures.

  • Skill to operate and maintain radiologic equipment.

  • Proven skill in performing all radiologic examinations. Ability to make independent decisions based on radiology theory and practice.

  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills.

  • Ability to independently develop, follow, and troubleshoot established lab protocols and procedures.

  • Proficient with PC and/or Mac operation, and various software applications including MS Office (Word, Excel).

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. Ability in using tact, diplomacy, discretion, and flexibility with diverse personalities and situations. Ability to work as part of a research team and interact effectively with collaborating labs and others in scientific community.


  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
  • Experience and familiarity with operating various models of c-arms.
  • Knowledge of anatomy, surgical procedures, and techniques.
  • Knowledge of surgical skills on a variety of species.
  • Experience with anesthetic techniques, monitoring, and a wide-range of anesthetic/analgesic regiments of varying species.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends when needed.
  • Must be willing to work with animals and cadavers.
  • Covid vaccination or an approved exemption is required.
  • Must be able to exert up to 60 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

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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