Research Assistant - 115058
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#115058 Research AssistantExtended Review Date: Wed 5/11/2022
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This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.
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This position will be hired at the Staff Research Associate 1 or Staff Research Associate 2 level depending on the experience of the selected candidate.
The Moores Cancer Center is one of just 49 in the United States to hold a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center. As such, it ranks among the top centers in the nation conducting basic and clinical cancer research, providing advanced patient care and serving the community through outreach and education programs.
The Cancer Center's mission is to translate promising scientific discoveries into new and better options for the care of patients with cancer. The Center supports one of the broadest ranges of cancer activities in the nation - from fundamental and translational cancer research in molecular genetics and advanced molecular therapeutics, and from population studies of cancer incidence to community education about cancer prevention and risk reduction.
Under supervision, assist with mouse colony processes including breeding, weaning, and genotyping (using established PCR techniques). Work with small animals and assist with procedures such as surgery, injections and monitoring pregnancies. Assist with animal experiments to assess vascular leak and angiogenesis. Assist with specialized cell biology techniques such as cell migration assays, cell-substrate adhesion assays, and cell-cell adhesion assays. Assist with various cell culture techniques such as performing flow cytometry analysis of cell surface protein expression, cell propagation, contaminant testing, and cryopreservation. Assist with immunohistochemistry of frozen and fixed tissues or cells. Maintain and prepare accurate records of all experiments.
Theoretical knowledge of molecular biology and immunology.
Experience handling and working with small animals/mice.
Familiar in proper handling of chemical and biohazard materials. Familiarity with sterile techniques.
Basic understanding of computer applications such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Internet search and software analysis capabilities.
Familiarity with computer software such as Excel to analyze data, store results and compute raw data.
Ability to use histological and immunohistochemical techniques to evaluate protein localization in fixed cells or tissues.
Ability to perform light, fluorescence and confocal microscopy techniques to visualize protein expression in tissue sections.
Ability to perform sterile eukaryotic cell culture techniques.
Ability to perform DNA and protein characterization techniques using electrophoretic analysis.
Ability to perform PCR and agarose gel electrophoresis.
Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) needed to interact professionally and effectively in the work environment, as well as to effectively and accurately document research procedures. Ability to read, comprehend and discuss research materials.
Enthusiasm for learning and a genuine interest in scientific research. Willingness and ability to learn new skills, research methods, and scientific principles.
Familiarity with basic laboratory equipment such as centrifuges, spectrophotometers, balances, pH meters, autoclaves and electrophoresis equipment.
- Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
- Must be willing and able to work with hazardous materials (biological and chemical).
- Must be willing and able to work with small animals.
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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