This is a UC San Diego Internal Recruitment open to UCSD and UCSD Health System Staff Only
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 01/26/2023 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 01/31/2023. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
The Department of Medicine 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.
Under supervision from Principal Investigator, the incumbent will assist with guided research in several different areas. Responsibilities include conventional cellular and molecular biological experiments (e.g., Western blot, immunocytochemistry, gene expression and transfection, RT-PCR), digital imaging fluorescence microscopy, and basic laboratory management (e.g., order supplies, maintain lab inventory, liaise with clinicians for collecting human samples for experiments). The incumbent will assist the PI using conventional cell/molecular biological and physiological techniques to study cell functions using human and animal lung vascular cells. Additional responsibilities include assisting in contributions to the research related to the development of animal models with pulmonary hypertension, genotyping of experimental animal (e.g., mice) colonies and isolation (and culture) of lung vascular cells from animal models of pulmonary vascular disease. Incumbent will also attend and present at lab meetings and assist with the writing of manuscripts for publications.
Theoretical and working knowledge in cell and molecular biology, physiology, and pulmonary vascular biology and pathobiology, or related field.
Demonstrated ability to contribute to experimental design, analysis and interpretation of experimental results.
Demonstrated ability and experience to dissociate vascular smooth muscle cells and prepare primary cultured lung vascular smooth muscle and endothelial cells for cellular, molecular and physiological experiments.
Demonstrated experience assisting in advanced cellular and molecular biological techniques, Western blotting, real-time RT-PCR, gene expression in cultured cells and animal lung tissues.
Demonstrated experience assisting with writing scientific manuscripts and contributing to teamwork on in vitro cellular and molecular biological experiments.
Demonstrated knowledge of the following specialized programs; PowerPoint, SigmaPlot, and MS Word.
Demonstrated ability to read scientific literature, understand appropriate study design, follow study procedures and protocol, and maintain participant confidentiality.
Demonstrated experience using database, word processing and spreadsheet applications.
Experience working in a laboratory research setting with knowledge of protocols, principles and standards.
Experience with interpretation and understanding of research protocols.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
Variation of work schedule may be necessary to complete experiments and research projects.
Must be able to work in an animal research related environment.
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).
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