Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Salary Range
$56,526.66 - $62,429.68 / Year
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
RX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
8 hrs/day

#120788 QI Nano3 Research Associate

Extended Deadline: Tue 2/14/2023

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 12/22/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 01/02/23. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

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


The Nano3 Research Associate 2 will manage lab operations including but not limited to the following duties: lab inventory management, routine maintenance, repair, organizing and assigning laboratory space for all lab personnel, etc.

Responsible for coordinating initial laboratory orientation that provides new users with logistical information on how to operate in the lab. Serves as the lab safety officer and supervises student researchers. Create training modules and documentation. Perform related research support tasks as required.


  • Theoretical understanding of management/engineering or related field generally acquired through a scientific Bachelor's degree; or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.

  • Excellent record keeping and data management skills with demonstrated ability to obtain and record accurate information and details to insure proper completion of forms and reports.

  • Knowledge of regulations and requirements for laboratory safety, including methods for handling, cleaning and disposal of waste.

  • Excellent skills in order to decipher substantive and relevant content for research use. Working knowledge of research study policies and procedures.

  • Experience and aptitude for management of laboratory personnel with regards to experimental direction, time management and safety issues.

  • Strong knowledge of computer software applications to include experience with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Strong experience with data collection, management, and analysis of data, using web tools, relational databases, statistical software, and spreadsheets.

  • Ability to create training materials and provide training to new users.

  • Demonstrated ability to supervise student researchers.

  • Demonstrated ability to read and interpret protocols and policies.

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills to identify problems and develop innovative solutions and to compile, synthesize, and interpret data and results.


  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.

  • May be required to work some weekends and evenings.

Pay Transparency Act Full Salary Range: $56,527 - $90,930 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:

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