Research Associate I/II - 117400
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#117400 Research Associate I/IIExtended Review Date: Fri 8/5/2022
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Depending on the experience of the selected candidate, this position will be hired at the SRA 1 or SRA 2 NEX level.
UCSD Health Sciences is a $1 billion dollar plus organization encompassing 16 academic departments (14 clinical, 2 basic sciences), 2 preacademic/hospital departments, 2 professional schools (School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences), 2 hospitals, and various other programs and units all dedicated towards fulfilling the Health Sciences missions. The UCSD Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (CMM) is one of two basic science units in the School of Medicine where world class researchers study fundamental cellular processes and pathways using a variety of techniques from classical genetics and fluorescence microscopy to high throughput genomics, systems biology, and crystallography.
Our 36 faculty and over 200 postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, and research staff work on the cutting edge of biology, cutting across fields from basic biochemistry and genetics to genomics, systems biology and stem cell biology. The faculty also 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. 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 deeply interested individuals who are ready to become a part of our dynamic research and educational environment
Under supervision, the incumbent provides support to post-doctoral researchers and graduate students on projects investigating cellular transport. The incumbent will assist in performing duties including molecular biology and cell biology experiments, ordering reagents, troubleshooting maintenance issues, and maintaining common lab supplies. The SRA assists in performing other related duties as required.
Theoretical and practical knowledge of biochemistry, molecular biology, and genetics, including relevant laboratory techniques, acquired through college coursework. in Biology, Chemistry or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and laboratory experience. Bachelor’s degree preferred
Ability to perform plasmid design and manipulation using PCR and modern molecular cloning methods.
Capable of passaging cell lines in tissue culture using sterile techniques.
Knowledge to prepare cell-culture samples for Mass Spectrometry and analyze mass spectrometry data.
Knowledge of how to make stable cell lines using a number of different methods including the commercial FRT system as well as new gene editing methods, like CRISPR.
Experience in general laboratory equipment including spectrophotometers, centrifuges, balances, autoclaves, and pH meters.
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills. Ability in using tact, diplomacy, discretion, and flexibility with diverse personalities and situations. Demonstrated ability to work as part of a research team and interact effectively with collaborating labs and others in scientific community, maintaining good working relationships with all members of the research groups.
Ability to proactively maintain an organized lab and stocks of essential supplies and media, purchase new equipment, and ensure lab equipment is operating effectively.
Experience in working with computers word processing, spreadsheet, and internet programs.
Knowledge of proper handling, storage, and disposal of chemicals, biochemicals, hazardous chemicals, and biohazardous materials including radioactive materials. Knowledge of Material Safety Data Sheets.
- 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).
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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