Job Description

Payroll Title:
SRA 1
Department:
PEDIATRICS
Hiring Salary Range
$24.88 - $29.68 / Hour
Worksite:
La Jolla
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Percent:
100%
Union:
RX Contract
Total Openings:
2
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday

#120203 Staff Research Associate

Filing Deadline: Wed 2/8/2023

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 12/01/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 12/12/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

DESCRIPTION

Department of Pediatrics is one of the largest departments within the UCSD School of Medicine with comprehensive clinical programs, extensive basic science and clinical research, and diverse educational opportunities for students, residents and fellows. The internationally renowned faculty 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. More than one hundred trainees at the graduate student and postdoctoral level, as well as more than 300 professional, research and administrative staff who along with the department administrators interact closely with the faculty. 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 interested individuals to become a part of our dynamic cutting-edge research, clinical, and educational environment.

Participates in technology development which can encompass performing high-throughput genetic or small molecule screens or research focused on the development of novel genome engineering techniques. Maintains and works with mouse strains, including setting up crosses, stock keeping, and managing stock database. Under supervision performs standard molecular biology techniques including high-throughput DNA isolation, multiplex genetic and chemical screens, PCR, DNA cloning, gel electrophoresis, DNA sequence analysis, and western blotting. Prepares samples (dissection, fixation, and immunohistochemistry) for imaging via confocal microscopy. Also performs next generation sequencing sample preparation and interprets high-throughput sequencing data. Records data carefully and analyzes and interprets results by using Prism, Excel, ImageJ, R, and other computer applications. Modifies protocols as needed with supervision. Assist with organization and tasks related to ordering and maintaining lab supplies and equipment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Theoretical knowledge of molecular and cell biology, genetics, and biochemistry.

  • Knowledge of or experience with laboratory techniques such as preparation of buffers and other standard reagents (e.g. ability to dilute stock reagents), PCR, gel electrophoresis, sequence analysis, DNA/RNA isolation.

  • Ability to use centrifuge.

  • Excellent ability to communicate both orally and in writing. Ability to make contributions to manuscripts and grant proposals in a clear and concise manner.

  • Weighing out agarose, gel loading and photography.

  • Computers skills and demonstrated proficiency in the use of statistical software applications. Knowledge of database, word processing and spreadsheet applications, including Windows Office and Internet applications. Ability to learn new software as required.

  • Ability to understand research goals and rationale. Ability to contribute to discussions in which the goals are discussed or modified.

  • Demonstrated ability to follow university Environmental Health and Safety requirements.

  • Excellent organizational skills, including ability to prioritize work and maintain clear and accurate records.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with mouse husbandry and mammalian cell culture.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

  • Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.

  • Must be willing to work with hazardous materials.

  • Must be willing to work with animals.

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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