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#104690 Lab Assistant I

Filing Deadline: Thu 6/4/2020

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 05/27/2020 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 06/04/2020. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

DESCRIPTION

UCSD Department of Dermatology is founded in January 2015 bringing together a team of 70 faculty members specializing in Adult and Pediatric & Adolescent Dermatology, making us one of the largest Dermatology programs in the nation. Our faculty are experts in their fields and are involved in a wide range of clinical, education and research endeavors. Dermatology has an expansive clinical outpatient practice encompassing clinical operations at UPC in La Jolla, MOS in Hillcrest, VA in La Jolla and satellite locations, Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego and multiple satellite locations.

The department also provides inpatient consultation services at Thornton Hospital, UCSD Hospital in Hillcrest, Moore Cancer Center, VA, Rady Children’s Hospital and Jacob Medical Center. UCSD Dermatology has an extensive basic science and clinical research portfolio that allows for substantial funding support from NIH and extramural sources. Clinical Research has been growing with current 12+ active studies in both adult and pediatric dermatology. In addition to Research and Clinical success, UCSD Dermatology is also solid in its educational mission with a thriving residency and fellowship programs comprised of 12 residents and various fellows.

Under supervision, the lab assistant will assist with preparation and execution of cancer biology-focused experiments using biological and chemical materials. Tasks will include preparation of standardized media and reagents; upkeep of laboratory apparatus and facilities; ordering and organization of laboratory supplies; record-keeping and organization of experimental outputs on the laboratory computer notebook and databases. The assistant will have an opportunity to observe and aid senior laboratory members with experiments involving mammalian cell culture, PCR, molecular cloning, and gel electrophoresis.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduation from high school or a General Education Diploma and one year of laboratory experience or two years of college including courses in the natural, physical or social sciences; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.

  • Experience with mammalian cell culture, western blotting, microscopy and cell viability assays.

  • Experience presenting research results in lab meeting format.

  • Experience writing part or all of submitted or published thesis or research manuscripts.

  • Experience doing standard and routine laboratory tasks.

  • Demonstrated ability to follow written and verbal protocols, techniques, and instructions.

  • Demonstrated organizational skills to order and maintain lab reagents and supplies, and keep accurate lab records and computer files.

  • Demonstrated experience making decisions, analyzing situations, problem-solving, and initiating action for laboratory maintenance.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

 

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UC San Diego School of Medicine
Payroll Title:
LAB AST 1
Department:
DERMATOLOGY
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Worksite:
East Campus
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Percent:
100%
Union:
TX Contract
Total Openings:
1
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri

 

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