Research Technician - 120316
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#120316 Research TechnicianFiling Deadline: Fri 12/9/2022
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The Department of Neurosciences is a large department within the UCSD School of Medicine. The Department’s mission is to create the synergies and define the ideas and programs that will allow us to transform the way our neurosciences community discovers, teaches and cares. We strive to conduct cutting-edge science and research and train the next generation of neurologists and researchers by fostering education at all levels and integrating the latest scientific and medical advances into the curriculum.
Under supervision of the Principal Investigator (PI) and the lab manager, the incumbent will assist and perform research as a research technician for a Neurosciences laboratory focusing on experiments using rodent models of Alzheimer's Disease (AD). Research Technician will perform a limited variety of non-standard experimental procedures. Responsibilities include microscopy and image analysis, database and website maintenance.
Theoretical and practical background in protein chemistry combined with college level coursework in molecular biology or related science with laboratory experience. Two years laboratory experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.
Ability to perform a limited variety of non-standard experimental procedures involving biochemical, anatomical and molecular approaches with accuracy and attention to detail. Willingness and ability to learn new techniques and tasks.
Basic knowledge of medical and scientific terminology and familiar with those associated with Alzheimer's disease.
Strong computer skills and experience with the operation of all basic software application such as Word and Excel. In addition have experience in using statistical programs and specialized imaging and analysis software.
Ability to learn new proteomics procedures and techniques readily and to adapt standard methods to new situations.
Ability to process human and murine brain tissue for immunocytochemical assays and western blots, and electron microscope.
Excellent verbal, written, and electronic communication skills that facilitate professional, effective, and courteous interaction with a diverse population. Demonstrated ability to effectively prepare manuscripts for publication.
Effective interpersonal skills including tact, diplomacy and flexibility. Ability to work independently and/or in a team framework in conjunction with principles of community and in a lab environment that interacts with a diverse group of research and technical personnel and other laboratories.
Thorough knowledge and skill in the safe and efficient operation of lab equipment including hand-held pipettors, pH meters, glassware.
- Knowledge of UCSD/EH&S procedures for lab safety.
- Knowledge of basic lab safety requirements/procedures; EH&S regulations and methods for handling, clean-up, and waste disposal for biohazardous materials and radioisotopes and regulations for safe recordkeeping.
- Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
- Must be willing to work with biohazardous materials.
- Must be able to work flexible schedule in order to complete experiments as necessary.
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.
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