Research Assistant - 113991
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#113991 Research AssistantInitial Review Date: Tue 5/17/2022
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Department of Pediatrics is one of the largest departments within the UCSD School of Medicine with comprehensive clinical programs, extensive basic science and clinical research, and diverse educational opportunities for students, residents and fellows. The internationally renowned faculty play a major role in medical and graduate student training, providing educational and programmatic offerings that span several disciplines, and provide diversity to meet the interests of a broad spectrum of students and scholars. More than one hundred trainees at the graduate student and postdoctoral level, as well as more than 300 professional, research and administrative staff who along with the department administrators interact closely with the faculty. The diverse mix of ages, backgrounds, and talents creates a robust work environment with challenging career opportunities and a commitment to continued growth potential. We constantly seek to recruit highly motivated, technologically-advanced and interested individuals to become a part of our dynamic cutting-edge research, clinical, and educational environment.
Under supervision, the incumbent will be responsible for conducting data analysis and necessary biological experiments, and must have strong programming experience. The position requires use of algorithms and software (e.g., Python, R, Java, Perl) for processing and analyzing the data. The incumbent needs to regularly document their work, leading to presentations, status reports, and publication(s).
Theoretical knowledge of a life science such as bioengineering or biology.
Knowledge of or experience and ability to code in Perl, Python, and/or R.
Proven knowledge of or experience with gene expression data.
Excellent computer skills and ability to learn new computer programs. Proficient knowledge of Excel, Word, Outlook.
Ability to perform statistical analysis for parametric and non-parametric methods.
Strong written and verbal communication skills needed to interact professionally and effectively in the work environment, as well as to effectively document research procedures. Ability to read, comprehend and discuss research materials.
Effective interpersonal skills. Ability to work with a variety of personnel from the laboratory.
Courteous, respectful of co-worker and maintain a safe and collegiate workplace environment.
Knowledge of or experience with basic molecular biology techniques such as PCR and staining.
- Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
- Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.
- Must be willing to work with hazardous materials.
Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).
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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