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#92526 Lab Assistant

Filing Deadline: Tue 3/20/2018

This is a UC San Diego internal recruitment open to UCSD staff only.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 03/16/18 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, assist in basic laboratory duties such as pipetting, weighting materials and making solutions as part of biochemical analysis of laboratory samples. Assist in the treatment of diabetic rodents by injection or oral gavage. Perform behavioral and physiologic assays on rodents. Provide general laboratory maintenance and ordering of lab supplies.


  • Graduation from high school or a GED and one (1) year of laboratory experience or two (2)years of college including courses in neuroscience or biological sciences; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Demonstrated experience working with diabetic rodents.

  • Skill and knowledge of general biochemical techniques.

  • Knowledge of general laboratory maintenance.


  • Experience with western blotting.

  • Experience with histological techniques and computer-assisted morphometry.

  • College Degree in neuroscience or biological sciences.


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
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