UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 02/21/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 03/03/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
This position will remain open until filled.
The multi-disciplinary lab within the Department of Pediatrics explores the mechanisms role of RNA biology in regenerative medicine and immune system regulation in cancer and host-pathogen interactions. Projects in the lab use cell culture, animal models, stem cells, human pluripotent cells and several molecular tools to investigate fundamental mechanisms of cancer, COVID-19, AIDS, and immune disorders.
Under supervision, the Research Associate will perform bioinformatics and computational data analyses on various genomics data sets generated by the lab and others. These data sets will include RNA seq, single cell RNA seq, single cell ATAC seq, CRISPR editing, and RIP-seq studies.
Theoretical and practical knowledge of life science such as biology, molecular biology, and biochemistry including relevant laboratory techniques as typically acquired through a Bachelor's degree.
Experience performing high level bioinformatics tasks.
Superior oral and written communication skills to communicate research results and carry out collaborative projects.
Good work habits, including ability to have at or near 100% attendance, reliability in research and in interactions with peers, supervisors, and subordinates.
Strong computer knowledge: Proficiency with Windows programs and knowledge of library usage with the willingness and ability to learn new hardware/software as required.
Knowledge of Cal-OSHA & UCSD EH&S safety requirements including MSDS's, hazard communication & Injury and Illness Prevention Program; laboratory safety precautions including appropriate clothing and shoes, use of protective items such as gloves and goggles as well as basic first aid procedures.
Experience in conducting molecular experiments such as RNA, DNA assays.
Skill and knowledge in maintaining cell culture facility.
Experience receiving and processing new samples of different cell lineages using standard repetitive protocols.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
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