Research Associate And Lab Manager - 128218

Hiring By - Biostaffic


San Diego, California - United States

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Posted 4 months ago
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#128218 Research Associate and Lab Manager
Filing Deadline: Mon 3/11/2024
UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 02/28/2024 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 03/11/2024. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
A cover letter must be included with your application in order for your application to be considered complete.
UCSD Health Sciences is a $1 billion dollar plus organization encompassing 16 academic departments (14 clinical, 2 basic sciences), 2 pre academic/hospital departments, 2 professional schools (School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences), 2 hospitals, and various other programs and units all dedicated towards fulfilling the Health Sciences missions.
The Department of Pathology plays a key role in the University’s three missions. It aims to achieve the highest standards in patient care, research and education. The Department provides diagnostic pathology services in a wide variety of subspecialties with highly trained subspecialists who are recognized for their expertise. The Department’s research programs are diverse and interface with a wealth of basic and translational research programs that are a hallmark of UC San Diego.
Under general supervision of a physician-scientist Principal investigator (PI), independently manage a growing research laboratory studying chromatin and epigenetics during mouse brain development. Organize laboratory operations for PI and research staff (~5 lab members, mainly undergraduates). Coordinate research activities in the lab including scheduling and organization of studies, finding appropriate protocols and executing experiments. Install, operate and maintain laboratory equipment and train lab members in their use. Train lab members in various techniques used in the lab. Perform at full operational skill level mouse colony maintenance and husbandry. Participate in animal studies including surgery, behavioral testing and analysis of tissue. Execute tissue culture experiments, including preparation and culture of mouse cerebellar granule neurons cultures. Design, develop and perform Western blotting and immunofluorescence analysis and confocal microscopy methods. Perform additional standard methods in molecular biology and biochemistry
Minimum Qualifications
  • Theoretical knowledge of a life science such as is typically acquired by a Bachelor’s Degree in a field related to the research being conducted. Related fields may include any of the following fields of study: molecular biology, required immunology, and biochemistry,
  • Extensive demonstrated experience in cell culture, transfection, Western blotting and immunohistochemistry
  • Demonstrated experience and excellent ability to perform standard repetitive techniques that may be required in research protocols related to specific lab.
  • Demonstrated ability to read, interpret and apply protocols in conducting research. Demonstrated ability in following step wise experimental protocols. Skill to troubleshoot adaptations of experimental protocols.
  • Independently demonstrated skill in the operation and maintenance of various lab equipment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge to read and use Material Safety Data Sheet's. Knowledge of environmental health and safety requirements and to assure safety in the lab. Experienced in working and maintaining a sterile environment. Demonstrated ablity to follow established EH&S Safety and Biohazardous Material Guidelines.
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) needed to interact professionally and effectively in the work environment, as well as effectively recommend and accurately document research procedures. Ability to read, comprehend and discuss research materials.
  • Demonstrated skill in managing accurate record keeping and ability to organize, analyze, and calculate data.
  • Experience with the operation of a personal computer and software application, such as MS Word and Excel. Knowledge to work with and learn new software for analysis
  • Effective and diplomatic oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work with a variety of personnel from different laboratories and instruct in optimal procedures for assays.
  • Willingness to learn new techniques and tasks and share knowledge to inform and teach students and paraprofessionals new techniques.
  • Knowledge sufficient to coordinate studies with other departments and the lab. Demonstrated effective time management skills to plan and organize work assignments in an efficient and productive manner.
  • Knowledge of biosafety techniques and practices. Experience to work with chemical, radioisotope, and biological hazards and to recognize safety problems
  • Demonstrated ability to assist in the preparation of papers for publication, research proposals
  • Proven independent experience performing RT-PCR, gel electrophoresis, cloning and virus propagation.
  • Enthusiasm for learning and a genuine interest in scientific research. Willingness and ability to learn new skills, research methods, and scientific principles.
  • Proven leadership skills to train lab personnel and students in safety guidelines, laboratory operations and experimental techniques. Willingness to learn and teach new techniques.
  • Demonstrated extensive research and lab managing experience.
  • Willing to work with hazardous materials (biological, chemical radioactive).
  • Willing to work with animals.
  • Willing to work evenings and weekends, if necessary.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
Pay Transparency Act
Annual Full Pay Range: $53,766 - $64,143 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)
Hourly Equivalent: $25.75 - $30.72
Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).
If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.
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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Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • San Diego, California - United States

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 12, 2024
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UC San Diego Health and Health Sciences has been caring for the community and producing physicians for more than 50 years. In 1966, we established our first medical center. Two years later, in 1968, UC San Diego School of Medicine opened for business. Today, UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region and is widely recognized as one of the premier healthcare systems in the United States. Its clinical facilities include: • UC San Diego Medical Center – Hillcrest • UC San Diego Medical Center – East Campus • Jacobs Medical Center – La Jolla • Moores Cancer Center (The only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the region.) • Shiley Eye Center • Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center (San Diego’s first comprehensive cardiovascular center) • Numerous primary and specialty practices of UC San Diego Medical Group located throughout Southern California. The UC San Diego School of Medicine is the region’s only medical school recognized among the best in the nation and in the world, in both research and in primary care. In addition to graduating thousands of world-class physicians, the faculty and staff of UC San Diego School of Medicine provides medical care to those in need, as well as programs or services that promote health and healing in response to identified community needs. Learn more about the School of Medicine at and how we translate new discoveries from our laboratories to our patients at In addition, we are home to Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science. The mission of UC San Diego Health is to deliver outstanding patient care through commitment to the community, groundbreaking research and inspired teaching. UC San Diego Health's vision is to create a healthier world – one life at a time – through new science, new medicine and new cures.
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