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#88112 Staff Research Associate

Filing Deadline: Fri 6/2/2017

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 5/24/17 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Eligible Disability Counseling and Consulting services (DCC) or Special Selection clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for assistance.


You will serve as research associate in a human genetics laboratory performing PCR, RT PCR, gels, DNA/RNA isolation, cell culture, mouse work, and sequence analysis. This position also includes ordering of supplies, assisting with lab management, assisting with writing and editing, and some database management.


  • Bachelor's degree in biochemistry or genetics.

  • At least 2 years of experience in a neurobiology lab setting.

  • Willingness to work with rodent animals and manage mouse breeding colonies.

  • Ability to design and create genetic mutations.

  • Demonstrated organizational skills, clear record keeping, reliability and honesty.

  • Experience working in a life sciences lab with proficiency in using standard molecular biological techniques (pipetting, calculating molarity, etc.)

  • Ability to work under supervision and independently on projects with a variety of personalities.

  • Experience setting up genetic crosses and observing phenotypes/traits.

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. U.S. News and World Report’s annual "America’s Best Hospitals" report has repeatedly ranked UC San Diego Health as the #1 health system in San Diego. We invite you to join our dynamic team!


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