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#113044 Genomics Lab Assistant

Filing Deadline: Fri 12/3/2021

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 11/24/2021 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 12/03/2021. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The IGM Genomics Center at the University of California, San Diego, is a core research facility overseen by the Institute for Genomic Medicine. IGM Genomics Center provides a variety of services, including nucleic acid extractions, sample quality control, sequencing library preparation, and sequencing on Illumina and Pacific Biosciences platforms.

The mission of the IGM Genomics Facility is to provide UCSD researchers, as well as researchers in the greater UC community, high quality standard, cutting-edge, and custom genomics services as well as consultation on experimental design and training/education about genomic methods.

Under supervision of PI and lab members, the Genomics Lab Assistant will perform general lab tasks (unpacking supplies, maintaining organization of supplies, keeping records), manage lab safety as required by campus, coordinate sample intake and associated record keeping, perform basic sample quality control experiments, as well as assist with sequencing library preparation and sequencing. The Lab Assistant will perform DNA extractions and organize samples for subsequent analysis.


  • Two (2) years of laboratory experience or two (2) years of college, including courses in the molecular biology, genetics, and biochemistry, and one (1) year of laboratory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.

  • Knowledge of genomic research techniques including ability to keep clear and accurate records.

  • Ability to work in a high-throughput Genomics Laboratory.

  • Ability to interact effectively with faculty, academics, students, and staff including those of diverse ethnicity, culture, and foreign nationals and be able to present information to customers in a clear and concise manner.

  • Ability to multi-task as dictated by the work load and customer demands, while keeping clear and accurate records to update and maintain computerized relational databases.

  • Ability to review information, read protocols and to apply new techniques.

  • Ability to follow established safety regulations, as they pertain to Biohazards.

  • Successful, positive interpersonal, and oral/written communication skills using tact, diplomacy, discretion, and flexibility with diverse personalities and situations. Skill to interact effectively with faculty, academicians, students, and staff including those of diverse ethnicity, culture, and foreign nationals. Skills to present information clearly and concisely.


  • Bachelor degree in biological sciences.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Available to work variable hours if needed, occasionally.

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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