Job Description

Payroll Title:
LAB AST 2
Department:
DIVISION OF BIOLOGICAL SCI.
Hiring Salary Range
$20.07 - $21.83 / Hour
Worksite:
Campus
Appointment Type:
Limited Appointment
Appointment Percent:
100%
Union:
TX Contract
Total Openings:
1
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri

#116814 Lab Assistant

Extended Deadline: Thu 2/2/2023

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.

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

Job posting will remain open until a suitable candidate has been identified.

This is a 100% limited position for 12 months with the possibility of extension or conversion to career status based on the needs of the department.

DESCRIPTION

The Lab Assistant will assist in investigating the cellular basis of brain energy metabolism. The goal of the research is to understand how mitochondria and other metabolic pathways maintain nervous system function and how these processes go awry in human disease.

The Lab Assistant will provide general lab support including maintaining common lab equipment, training and supervising students, ensuring lab is clean safe and in compliance with regulations, and maintaining the mouse colony and cell lines Under supervision, the incumbent will also assist in research on mitochondria function in the mammalian cells using various standard research techniques and proteomics sample preparation. Incumbent may also participate in the publication of scientific manuscripts based on experiments performed, when appropriate.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduation from college and one to two (1 -2) years of laboratory experience in cell biology, microscopy, immunohistochemistry, OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Experience with and understanding of laboratory equipment, such as light microscopes, scales, pH meter, gel electrophoresis.

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

  • Sensitivity to the needs and humane treatment of caged laboratory animals in compliance with AAALAC standards.

  • Strong organizational skills, including ability to keep clear and accurate records and follow written and oral lab protocols. Must be flexible and able to function in a fast-paced and changing work environment.

  • Proven skill and knowledge to maintain an organized lab and stocks of essential supplies and reagents, purchase lab supplies and equipment, oversee equipment repairs, and ensure lab equipment is running efficiently and maintained properly.

  • Ability to hire, train and provide work direction to undergraduate student lab employees. Skill to train others in various lab techniques and procedures (safety precautions, preparation of media, dishwashing, equipment usage, laboratory maintenance, etc).

  • Experience and skill with MAC or PC programs, filemaking, spreadsheet, and graphics software; willingness and ability to update and increase computer skills and knowledge as needed.

  • Knowledge, understanding and experience with Safety Data Sheets, hazard communication and Injury and Illness Prevention Program. Familiarity with a Chemical Hygiene Plan addressing safety precautions including appropriate clothing and shoes, safe handling of chemicals, use of protective items. Willingness and ability to keep safety training current and consistent with research involvement.

  • Experience with handling and caring for lab animals such as mice.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Must be able to work with mice as experimental animals.

  • Must be able to work safely with lab chemicals and biohazardous chemicals.

  • Must be willing to work overtime during the evening or weekend when necessary for experiments.

  • Background check required.

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).

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.

The University of California 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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