Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Pay Scale
$27.09 - $48.00 / Hour
La Jolla
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
RX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, Variable, Monday-Friday

#121126 Mass Cytometry Core Director

Extended Deadline: Tue 12/5/2023

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.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 02/15/2023 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 02/27/2023. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Depending on experience of the selected candidate, this position will be hired at the SRA 2 or SRA 3 level.


Under general supervision of the PI, incumbent will assist in complex studies with molecular and cellular methods using human ex vivo model systems, while serving as the head operator for the UCSD mass cytometry service core. Responsible for performing suspension and imaging mass and flow cytometry (incl. cell sorting), antibody conjugation and titration, immuno fluorescence analysis, and quantitative (real-time) PCR to make significant research contribution to the laboratory. Performs core operations, including scheduling, processing and running of samples, and maintenance of antibody library.

Coordinates human sample collection with clinical partners and organizes processing, stimulation, and biobanking of samples. Assists in animal (mouse in vivo) studies including surgeries and injections. Performs other related functions as required. This individual will assist in complex research on reproductive immunology, neuroimmunology of pregnancy, and prediction and prevention of human pregnancy complications. Incumbent will perform experimental procedures requiring ingenuity, resourcefulness, and adaptability to special and changing needs of research.


  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of life science such as biology, molecular biology, and biochemistry including relevant laboratory techniques acquired through a combination of extensive study and experience.

  • Strong experience with cell culture, mass cytometry, flow cytometry, cell characterization assays, and/or molecular biology methods.

  • Proven research laboratory experience with techniques including cell culture and molecular biology methods.

  • Demonstrated experience in analysis and management of complex data.

  • Experience with 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.

  • Strong experience in immune phenotyping of human or mouse cells.

  • Experience overseeing research projects.

  • Ability to interface appropriately (with diplomacy and in confidentiality) with campus staff and investigators.

  • Excellent communication and record keeping skills.

  • Ability to train other investigators in the lab and have experience in this training.


  • Demonstrated ability with animal (mouse) techniques, colony maintenance, and mouse models of pregnancy.
  • MD and/or PhD in Biology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Reproductive Biology, or related area of Biomedical Sciences.
  • Proven publication history as first author in peer-reviewed English language journals.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Willing to work with hazardous materials (biological and chemical) as well as human tissues and animals.
  • Willing to work various hours and weekends as experimental protocols demand.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $58,548 - $94,190 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $28.04 - $45.11

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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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