Research Laboratory Assistant - 117217
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#117217 Research Laboratory AssistantFiling Deadline: Fri 7/8/2022
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Please note that this position is a part-time appointment
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 06/28/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 07/08/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
The Department of Medicine (DOM) is the largest department within the UCSD School of Medicine and is responsible for fulfilling the teaching, research, and clinical missions of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. The department employs approximately 500 salaried faculty, 168 academic appointees, 331 residents, fellow and postdocs and 479 staff personnel.
Under close supervision the Research Laboratory Assistant will assist the Principal investigators (PIs) and other lab members. Procedures will include but not be limited to assisting with PCR-based genotyping, cell cultures and light microscopy of cardiac tissues, and other cells. Incumbent will also be involved with mouse handling and general lab organization procedures. Will also interact with staff and faculty, postdoctoral scholars and other students.
Graduation from high school or a GED and one (1) year of laboratory experience or two (2) years of college including courses in lower division education in biology, psychology, physiology, molecular biology or other health-related field and experience in order to perform the essential functions of the position.
Demonstrated experience working in a research setting.
Proven experience with animal handling and husbandry, tissue culture and basic molecular biology skills.
Demonstrated experience in record keeping, with strict attention to detail. Ability to organize tasks, documents, and materials with efficiency and accuracy.
Strong computer experience using word processing applications, creating spreadsheets and reports, and entering data into databases and spreadsheets. Operating knowledge of e-mail messaging and automated calendaring systems.
Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, using tact and diplomacy with a diverse group of people.
- Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
- Must be willing to work in an environment where biological, chemical and radiological hazards are present.
- Must be willing to work overtime and occasional weekends if necessary as research dictates.
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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