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#90903 Staff Research Associate I

Filing Deadline: Tue 11/28/2017

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/16/17 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.


Under supervision, the Staff Research Associate will assist senior researchers with preparing samples for mass spectrometry analysis from collaborators participating in the SEED grant program as well as carrying out experiments to analyze food and human skin samples by mass spectrometry. We have developed protocols in the laboratory for collection of food and skin samples, extraction and preparation for mass spectrometry analysis and the incumbent will be trained to use these protocols for the research projects.


  • Theoretical knowledge of chemistry or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Ability to perform basic analytical chemistry lab experiments such as preparation of solutions and reagents according to research project needs.

  • Skill in working in a fast-paced research laboratory with deadlines for research results for grant proposals, manuscripts, and presentations at scientific meetings.

  • Communication skills to communicate in person, by phone, and in writing to diverse groups of persons who are laboratory staff, students, administrative staff, and academic faculty.

  • Ability to maintain inventories of laboratory reagents, solvents, glassware, and related items.

  • Ability to use computer software for large equipment, internet, word processing, scientific graphics, literature searches, and drawing chemical structures.

  • Ability to learn new analytical chemical techniques and adapt them to ongoing research projects.

  • Ability to make improvements on existing procedures that require trouble-shooting.


  • Theoretical knowledge and or experience in mass spectrometry.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

  • Willing to work some nights and weekends, depending on needs of the research.


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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Commensurate with Experience
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Days, 8 hrs/day