Job Description

Payroll Title:
SRA 2 NEX
Department:
PEDIATRICS
Hiring Salary Range
$27.09 - $43.58 / Hour
Worksite:
Campus
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Percent:
100%
Union:
RX Contract
Total Openings:
1
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, M-F

#120806 Laboratory and Research Associate

Filing 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

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 12/27/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 01/06/2023. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Placement within the salary range is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

This position will remain open until filled.

DESCRIPTION

The multi-disciplinary lab within the Department of Pediatrics explores the mechanisms role of RNA biology in regenerative medicine and immune system regulation in cancer and host-pathogen interactions. Projects in the lab use cell culture, animal models, stem cells, human pluripotent cells and several molecular tools to investigate fundamental mechanisms of cancer, COVID-19, AIDS, and immune disorders.

Under supervision, the Research Associate will perform bioinformatics and computational data analyses on various genomics data sets generated by the lab and others. These data sets will include RNA seq, single-cell RNA seq, single cell ATAC seq, CRISPR editing, and RIP-seq studies.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of life science such as biology, molecular biology, and biochemistry including relevant laboratory techniques as typically acquired through a Bachelors degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Experience performing high-level bioinformatics tasks.

  • Skill in and knowledge of operating and maintaining a variety of lab equipment.

  • Experience in maintaining well-organized lab and thorough records. Basic math skills and ability to handle accounting and billing practices.

  • Demonstrated superior oral and written communication skills to communicate research results and carry out collaborative projects.

  • Ability to work under supervision and independently on projects with a variety of personalities.

  • Good work habits, including ability to have at or near 100% attendance, reliability in research and in interactions with peers, supervisors, and subordinates.

  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities and to organize a varied workload to meet deadlines despite frequent interruptions.

  • Strong computer knowledge: Proficiency with Windows programs and knowledge of library usage with the willingness and ability to learn new hardware/software as required.

  • Knowledge of Cal-OSHA & UCSD EH&S safety requirements including MSDS's, hazard communication & Injury and Illness Prevention Program; laboratory safety precautions including appropriate clothing and shoes, use of protective items such as gloves and goggles as well as basic first aid procedures.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects, tasks and priorities to achieve desired goals.

  • Experience in conducting molecular experiments such as RNA, DNA assays.

  • Ability to use relevant computer software programs to organize and analyze data.

  • Skill and knowledge in maintaining cell culture facility.

  • Experience receiving and processing new samples of different cell lineages using standard repetitive protocols.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

  • Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.

  • Must be willing to work with hazardous materials.

Pay Transparency Act Full Salary Range: $56,564 - $90,995 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).

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!

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

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