This position is a part-time limited position with the possibility of extension/career conversion.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 08/22/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.
UCSD Department of Psychiatry is one of the most innovative and productive academic departments in the country, offering challenging career opportunities in the diverse areas of advanced educational programs, cutting-edge research, and state-of-the-art clinical services. The department is committed to offering a dynamic learning environment and growing opportunities to its talented and dedicated employees.
Under supervision, the incumbent will be responsible for working Stem cell and neuron culture for a study of antidepressant response in major depression as a Cell Culture Research Associate II within the Department of Psychiatry. The incumbent will create IPSCs, NPC's and neurons from lymphoblastoid cell lines and create lymphoblastoid cell lines from blood. The incumbent will also be responsible for measuring cellular phenotypes including electrical activity, neurotransmitter release and neuronal morphology, shipping samples, providing general lab management including maintenance of equipment, reagents, biohazard reports, etc., and interacting with collaborators. Will also perform other duties as required.
Theoretical knowledge of cellular and molecular biology typically attained by a Bachelor's degree and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated ability to organize laboratories.
Experience to handle human blood samples.
Strong ability to communicate and interact well with other scientists.
Proven understanding of cell culture procedure.
Thorough understanding of DNA extraction and preparation.
Proven knowledge of and experience with sterile technique.
Thorough knowledge of iPS methods.
Proven experience with software applications in data processing (Excel), statistical analysis (SPSS) and graphical presentation of the data (e.g. Excel, Power Point, and Sigma Plot).
Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) needed to interact professionally and effectively in the work environment.
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.