Job Description

Payroll Title:
SRA 1
Department:
MEDICINE/Gastroenterology
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Worksite:
Campus
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Percent:
100%
Union:
RX Contract
Total Openings:
3
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon - Fri

As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#114997 Immunology Research Assistant

Extended Deadline: Wed 5/25/2022

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 03/10/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 03/22/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

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

DESCRIPTION

Under the supervision of the principal investigator, the Research Assistant will assist in performing research in immunology/cell biology. Responsible for assisting in the maintenance of the animal colony, including husbandry and breeding. Performs tissue culture experiments, PCR, DNA cloning, flow cytometry, immunoblotting, immunofluorescence microscopy, and time-lapse microscopy. Also responsible for preparing buffers, solutions, and routine lab chemicals, and is responsible for laboratory administrative duties that include maintaining a research database, data entry into spreadsheets, and ordering/receiving supplies. Other duties include installing, operating, and maintaining laboratory equipment, as well as organizing and keeping accurate and meticulous records of all reagents in freezers, refrigerators, and liquid nitrogen tanks.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Theoretical knowledge of biology, immunology, cell biology or related field at the college "upper division" level or equivalent knowledge and experience.

  • Proven proficiency in basic and advanced tissue culture techniques.

  • Proficiency in preparation of slides, image acquisition and analysis for immunofluorescence studies.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in immunoblotting, PCR, flow cytometry.

  • Strong proficiency in animal dissection, injections, and animal husbandry.

  • Experience using laboratory equipment such as centrifuges, autoclaves, spectrophotometers, balances, and pH meters.

  • Experience in accurate record keeping with ability to organize, analyze, and calculate data .

  • Superior oral and written communication skills.

  • Enthusiasm to learn new techniques and skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of and ability to adhere to established UCSD guidelines for laboratory safety and environmental issues.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Employee must be willing to perform experiments involving laboratory mice euthanasia.
  • Must be willing to work with recombinant DNA and biohazardous materials.

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 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!

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UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

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

Application Instructions

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