Job Description

Payroll Title:
SRA 1
Department:
STEM CELL PROGRAM
Hiring Salary Range
$51,949.44 - $61,971.84 / Year
Worksite:
Campus
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Percent:
100%
Union:
RX Contract
Total Openings:
1
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday

#120758 Staff Research Associate 1-Genomics

Initial Review Date: Wed 1/11/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 12/27/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 01/04/2023. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Placement within the salary range is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

DESCRIPTION

The Stem Cell Genomics Core (SCGC) Facility is a shared service, multi-investigator laboratory staffed by one Staff Research Associate and one Core Manager. It is used by an increasing number of researchers who pay recharge costs to the facility. The Genomics Core facility hosts activities centered on improved sample preparation and secondary validation of sequencing results and is a cornerstone of UCSD Stem Cell Genomics. It fosters and promotes Genomics research at UCSD and partner institutes of the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine. The facility promotes Genomics research and the use of genomics data in a wide range of basic science and applied fields by developing methods that enable biological and cell scientists to harness the power of genomics data. The facility sustains ongoing research projects and allows the proposal of new projects necessitating such facilities. The facility provides services at the new Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine building on North Torrey Pines.

Under supervision, the Genomics Core Staff Research Associate assists the Stem Cell Genomics Core (SCGC) Manager in the execution of protocols on specialized equipment for genomics, single cell analysis, sequence processing, data management, secondary validation, and improvement of throughput for stem cell and research. The incumbent assists with carrying out protocols for single-cell analysis, high throughput qPCR, MiSeq sequencing, and other general wet-lab equipment.

Assists with library preparation for next generation sequencing, operates and troubleshoots mid throughput sequencers. Coordinates the organization and storage of DNA/RNA samples and corresponding data sets. Troubleshoots nucleic acid quality issues for qPCR and sequencing experiments, maintains cleanliness/safety of the lab, and performs routine maintenance on instruments. Supports the orientation of Core users and the scheduling of experiments. Assists with data analysis, and in the transfer of large data sets to servers and data analysis pipelines. Helps facilitate and encourage usage of the SCGC. Assists with marketing SCGC, and setting up user meetings and seminars.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Theoretical knowledge in biology, molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry or related field generally acquired through a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Knowledge of molecular biology techniques, such as DNA/RNA extraction, qPCR, etc.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a large, diverse group.

  • Ability to use Next-Gen sequencing platforms and prepare DNA/RNA libraries (Illumina).

  • Ability to carry out genomic research techniques including ability to keep clear and accurate records. Skill to update and maintain databases.

  • Knowledge of sterile technique.

  • Knowledge of MSDS’s (Material Safety Data Sheets), and the hazard communication and Injury and Illnesses Prevention Program. Knowledge of laboratory safety precautions including appropriate clothing and shoes, safe handling of chemicals, use of protective items such as gloves and goggles.

  • Ability to use personal computers and a wide variety of software packages for word-processing, spreadsheets, database processing, presentations, web and publication design, and calendaring (e.g. Microsoft Office suite, Adobe suite, etc.). Knowledge of e-mail systems as a primary form of communication. Accomplished skill at navigating the Internet for information retrieval.

  • Good interpersonal and oral communication skills. Demonstrated skill to effectively and clearly communicate with tact, diplomacy, discretion, and flexibility to faculty, academicians, students, and staff including those of diverse ethnicity, culture, and foreign nationals. Ability to present information clearly and concisely.

  • Ability to learn new protocols for sequencing and single cell analysis, and new software environments quickly and effectively.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Familiarity with PCR amplification (theory and practice).

  • Ability to use Next-Gen sequencing platforms and prepare DNA/RNA libraries (Illumina).

  • Ability to carry out genomic research techniques including ability to keep clear and accurate records. Skill to update and maintain databases.

  • Knowledge of sterile technique.

  • Ability to learn new protocols for sequencing and single cell analysis, and new software environments quickly and effectively.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

  • Must be willing to work near labs where biological, chemical, and radiation hazards are present and animals and human embryonic stem cells are used in research.

Pay Transparency Act Full Salary Range: $51,949 - $61,972 Annually

The University of California, San Diego is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range for this position is defined as the Full Pay Range. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position defined as the Expected Pay Scale. Placement within the Expected Pay Scale is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).


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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