Job Description

Payroll Title:
LAB AST 2
Department:
PSYCHIATRY/Genetic/Bioinformatics
Hiring Pay Scale
$21.39 - $25.15 / Hour
Worksite:
Campus
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Percent:
100%
Union:
TX Contract
Total Openings:
1
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday

#129206 Animal/Laboratory Assistant II

Extended Deadline: Tue 5/28/2024

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

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

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 04/17/2024 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 04/26/2024. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

DESCRIPTION

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduation from high school or a General Education Diploma and two years of laboratory experience or two 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 pipettes, epMotion robot, TapeStation, etc.

  • Experience in molecular biology laboratory work, including DNA isolation and preparation of sequencing libraries.

  • General laboratory experience.

  • Experience in handling live rodents.

  • Demonstrated experience in maintaining rodent breeding colony.

  • Ability to recognize, report and troubleshoot technical problems.

  • Good communication skills.

  • Demonstrated 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.

  • Excellent organizational and record-keeping skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Academic courses in relevant subjects, such as genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, organic chemistry.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • 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

Annual Full Pay Range: $44,662 - $52,513 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $21.39 - $25.15

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).


If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health Sciences is comprised of our School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and our Student Health and Well-Being Department. We have long been at the forefront of translational - or "bench-to-bedside" - research, transforming patient care through discovery and innovation leading to new drugs and technologies. Translational research is carried out every day in the hundreds of clinical trials of promising new therapies offered through UC San Diego Health, and in the drive of our researchers and clinician-scientists who are committed to having a significant impact on patient care. We invite you to join our team!

Applications/Resumes are accepted for current job openings only. For full consideration on any job, applications must be received prior to the initial closing date. If a job has an extended deadline, applications/resumes will be considered during the extension period; however, a job may be filled before the extended date is reached.

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

For the University of California’s Affirmative Action Policy please visit: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4010393/PPSM-20
For the University of California’s Anti-Discrimination Policy, please visit: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/1001004/Anti-Discrimination

UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit smokefree.ucsd.edu for more information.

UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free environment. Employees may be subject to drug screening.

Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply for this position. A new window will open and direct you to apply at our corporate careers page. We look forward to hearing from you!

Apply Online