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#90965 Staff Research Associate - Pediatrics

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.


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. Position also includes ordering of supplies, assisting with lab management, assisting with writing and editing, and some database management.


  • Theoretical knowledge of basic human genetics and molecular biology.

  • Demonstrated experience with mice handling, breeding, management, procedures.

  • Experienced in working and maintaining a sterile environment. Demonstrated ability to follow university Environmental Health and Safety requirements.

  • Micropipetting and dilutions experience.

  • Demonstrated experience with cell culture, weighing out agarose, gel loading and photography.

  • Experience with biology techniques such as PCR, gel electrophoresis, sequence analysis, RT-PCR, DNA/RNA isolation.

  • Demonstrated experience with mice handling, breeding, management, procedures.

  • Ability to use centrifuge.


  • Experience writing/editing protocols and manuscripts.

  • Computers skills using a Macintosh.

  • Demonstrated experience with database management of clones/samples, including data entry, manipulation and creation of data reports.


  • Employment is subject to a 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
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Days, 8 hrs/day