Please note that this position is a part-time appointment
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 07/22/2021 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 08/03/2021. 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 laboratory studies gene regulation during development, disease and evolution with a focus on enhancers and functional genomics.
Staff Research Assistant will assist and participate in maintaining and analyzing mouse colonies for biologic research with supervision. Duties include assisting with colony maintenance, breeding, ear clipping, genotyping, keeping detailed records, assisting with physiologic studies, and analysis of mice. The analysis of mice will include Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), In situ hybridization, antibody staining and bone staining. Staff Research Assistant will also perform general lab duties including PCR, Cloning constructs and solution making. Laboratory supervisor will maintain an active presence in the lab and training will be provided when needed.
Theoretical knowledge as is typically acquired by a Bachelor's of Science degree in an appropriated field of science or technology; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Proven experience working with human embryonic stem cells.
Experience with molecular biological techniques to include DNA (including cloning), RNA and protein preparation, quantification and analysis (southern, northern and western blotting and immunoprecipitation techniques).
Demonstrated experience with cell culture techniques.
Proficient experience in data analysis using Microsoft tools.
Experience with basic molecular biology laboratory equipment such as centrifuges, microscopes, balances, pH meter, etc.
Proven ability to record scientific data in a well-organized laboratory notebook. Strong organizational skills to keep clear and accurate records.
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Ability in using tact, diplomacy, discretion, and flexibility with diverse personalities and situation. Ability to work as part of a research team, and interact effectively with collaborating labs and others in scientific community.
Ability to work collaboratively on a research project. Ability to maintain a high level of motivation to contribute to cutting edge research, and seek and learn new experimental methods as required.
Demonstrated skill in the preparation of reagents and maintenance of laboratory stocks.
Ability to follow established Safety and Biohazardous Material Guidelines.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
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