Job Description

Payroll Title:
SRA 2 NEX
Department:
OPHTHALMOLOGY
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, Monday-Friday

#120777 Laboratory Researcher

Extended Deadline: Fri 2/3/2023

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 12/28/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 01/05/2023. 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).

DESCRIPTION

The UCSD Viterbi Family Department of Ophthalmology and Shiley Eye Institute is a global leader in research investigation in ophthalmology and visual sciences. With the increasing quantity of clinical, imaging, and testing data available in the modern era of electronic health records and digital health, ophthalmology is poised for rapid advancements in artificial intelligence and "big-data" predictive analytics. Our department is growing its research programs in computational and data science to power innovations in this space. This includes analyses of existing data as well as conducting prospective clinical research studies.

Under supervision, execute experimental protocols related to studies of age-related macular degeneration; isolate and purify glycans from cells and tissues; perform confocal microscopy experiments; perform solid phase ELISA type assays; culture mammalian cells; perform mouse husbandry; extract DNA and perform PCR analysis; prepare buffers and solutions as needed. Work with senior staff and other technical staff in laboratory; work with administrative staff. Attend regular laboratory meetings and present results. Work with outside vendors, liaise with large drug company.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Theoretical knowledge in biology and chemistry typically acquired by a Bachelor's Degree in a field related.

  • Thorough knowledge and confidence in handling microliter amounts of solutions in a sterile manner.

  • Proven ability to carry out new experimental procedures with accuracy and efficiency.

  • Proven skill and ability to keep accurate data.

  • Good organizational skills to order and maintain chemical supplies.

  • Ability to properly use and maintain laboratory equipment.

  • Ability to follow established Safety and Biohazardous Material Guidelines.

  • Ability to learn how to operate specialized laboratory equipment

  • Proven knowledge in the operation of a personal computer, including MS Word, Excel, and Prism or equivalent statistical program.

  • Demonstrated knowledge in basic math.

  • Enthusiasm for learning and a genuine interest in scientific research. Willingness and ability to learn new skills, research methods, and scientific principles.

  • Demonstrated ability to follow step-wise experimental protocols.

  • Demonstrated ability to calculate and prepare chemical solutions accurately.

  • Experience with cataloging and inventory.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including tact maturity, professionalism, strong communication (verbal and written) skills and flexibility. Ability to work independently and/or in a team framework in conjunction with principles of community and in a lab environment that includes and interacts with a large group of diverse individuals.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Must be willing to work with biohazardous material.
  • Must be willing to work with rodents and cultured cells.
  • Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

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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