Laboratory Technician - 118805
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#118805 Laboratory TechnicianFiling Deadline: Wed 9/28/2022
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The Department of Medicine is responsible for fulfilling the teaching, research, and clinical missions of the University of California, San Diego and employs 500+ full-time salaried faculty members and 150+ academic appointees. Staff personnel include 800+ staff in 9 bargaining units, students, and volunteers. There are over 250 clinical faculties practicing at multiple sites and hospitals. Professional fee billings for the department exceed $50 million with collections of over $19 million per year. The total annual budget is approximately $200 million, which includes contract and grant revenues, clinical practice and medical center funds, and other state and private endowment funds.
Under supervision from Principal Investigator, the Lab Technician supports the basic and translational research efforts for a variety of research projects focusing primarily on airway and alveolar epithelium and regeneration. Responsible for independently coordinating and managing research studies, to include writing and updating protocols, running cellular and molecular assays, running mouse studies, data collection and entry, trouble-shooting and problem solving. The Lab Technician will assist in the conduct of murine studies by ensuring IACUC protocol compliance, monitoring animals, running physiologic studies and obtaining blood and tissue samples, and maintenance of accurate and complete research notebooks and data files.
Bachelor’s Degree in biology, immunology, microbiology, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience with interpretation and understanding of research protocols.
Basic laboratory research knowledge of protocols, principles and standards.
Comfortable working with rodents.
Excellent planning and organizational skills and ability to work in a changing, multiple-demand setting in order to prioritize a large volume of work and meet deadlines efficiently and accurately.
Quick learner with the ability to work both independently and as a team
Good interpersonal skills, including excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to with a diverse group of people.
Basic computer skills using database, word processing and spreadsheet applications.
Demonstrated experience running molecular and cellular assays, including PCR, immunofluorescence. Knowledge of GraphPad Prism and Image.
Demonstrated experience working in a Pulmonary & Critical Care Office or clinical research environment including knowledge of pulmonary medical terminology.
- Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
- Must be willing to travel to occasional meetings and work weekends and evenings as needed.
- Must be willing to work with mice, human tissue, bacteria 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).
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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