Animal/Laboratory Assistant II - 121050
#121050 Animal/Laboratory Assistant IIFiling Deadline: Fri 2/3/2023
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UCSD Department of Psychiatry is one of the most innovative and productive academic departments in the country, offering challenging career opportunities in the diverse areas of advanced educational programs, cutting-edge research, and state-of-the art clinical services. The department is committed to offering a dynamic learning environment and growing opportunities to its talented and dedicated employees.
The incumbent will work as a laboratory assistant to assist in isolating DNA from tissue samples and preparing it for NGS applications, according to the laboratory protocols within the Department of Psychiatry. Identify problems and help troubleshooting. Assist with keeping laboratory equipment clean and in working order. Keep excellent records about the sample processing according to established procedures. Help in coordinating sample flow information with the data team. Assist in maintaining inventory and stock of lab consumables, and in keeping records for expenses according to UCSD protocols. Assist with other tasks as needed.
Graduation from high school or a GED and two (2) year of laboratory experience or two (2) years of college including courses in the natural, physical or social sciences; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.
Experience in handling molecular biology equipment - multichannel pipetters, epMotion robot, tape station etc.
Experience in molecular biology laboratory work, including DNA isolation and preparation of sequencing libraries.
General laboratory experience.
Ability to recognize, report and troubleshoot technical problems.
Good communication skills required.
Experience in handling live rodents.
Demonstrated experience in maintaining rodent breeding colony.
Ability to create and maintain detailed breeding records (including genetics and lineage of all animals) based on instructions from the supervisor and the lab manager.
Excellent organizational and record-keeping skills.
Extreme attention to details, high standards for accuracy and documentation.
Must have the ability to work under own initiative as well as to work meticulously under close direction.
Excellent time management skills.
Demonstrated experience with high-pace high-throughput laboratory work.
Strong organizational and record-keeping skills.
- Academic courses in relevant subjects, such as genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, organic chemistry.
- Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
- Must be able to work in the lab with DNA tissue samples.
- Must be able to work overtime, weekends, and evenings if needed.
Pay Transparency Act Full Salary Range: $43,159 - $50,738 Annually
The University of California, San Diego is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range for this position is defined as the Full Pay Range. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position defined as the Expected Pay Scale. Placement within the Expected Pay Scale is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).
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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