Staff Research Associate I - 117957
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#117957 Staff Research Associate IFiling Deadline: Mon 8/15/2022
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The UCSD Department of Pharmacology is one of two basic science units in the School of Medicine where world-class researchers investigate the effects of chemical interventions on biological systems. The faculty are internationally renowned for their strength in elucidating basic cellular and molecular mechanisms of signal transduction that lead to innovative drug target identification and ultimately to cutting edge drug discovery. 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. More than one hundred trainees at the graduate student and postdoctoral level, as well as a staff of more than 50 research technicians and 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 exploratory research and educational environment.
Under supervision, the position will assist with molecular biological and biochemical techniques to express and purify recombinant proteins. The position will also be responsible for placing orders, keeping records of chemical inventories, equipment maintenance and repair and lab safety compliance. Will also be responsible for the maintenance and general upkeep of the lab, and help with training and mentoring of undergraduate students in the lab.
Theoretical knowledge of biology, chemistry, or biochemistry, or equivalent previous laboratory experience.
Mathematical skills to perform routine laboratory calculation, i.e. Molarity etc.
Ability to follow verbal and written procedures.
Knowledge of or skill in preparation of media buffers.
Basic knowledge of molecular biology, protein biochemistry and structural biology techniques.
Excellent interpersonal communication skills including tact, diplomacy and ability to interact effectively with other lab members.
Good organizational skills with the ability to keep accurate records.
Basic understanding of experimental and laboratory techniques including knowledge of and adherence to laboratory safety policies and procedures.
Experience with UCSD ordering systems (Marketplace).
Experience with UCSD EH&S.
Experience with repairing minor issues with lab equipment.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
Must be willing to work with hazardous materials.
Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.
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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