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#96820 Stem Cell Research Associate

Filing Deadline: Thu 1/31/2019

Depending on the experience of the selected candidate, this position will be hired at the SRA 1 or SRA 2 NEX level.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/27/18 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 12/05/18. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Department of Pediatrics is one of the largest departments within the School of Medicine with approximately 171 Faculty, 50 post-doctoral fellows (both MDs and PhDs) along with over 300 support staff (not including hospital staff). In addition, the Department has 57 clinical residents and fellows distributed across the Divisions. The missions of research, education and patient care are intertwined, and are integral to the goals of the department.

Under supervision, the Stem Cell Research Associate will assist with performing standard laboratory procedures for different projects. Specifically, basic experience in cellular and molecular biology, RNA/DNA isolation, quantitative PCR, and cell culture. The incumbent will assist with various cell types, human blood and mouse models. Experience in mouse handling required. Lab duties also included, supply ordering, equipment maintenance and good working knowledge of lab safety procedures.


  • Theoretical knowledge in cellular and molecular biology, or other closely related field typically acquired at the collegiate level and/or comparable experience.

  • Demonstrated experience working with mice, including working knowledge of mouse husbandry.

  • Working knowledge and understanding of sterile techniques and working with mammalian cell culture practices and microscopy.

  • Proven experience performing repetitive and specialized laboratory experimental procedures and following experimental protocols.


  • Demonstrated experience with blood sampling and tissue collection from mice.
  • Knowledge of lentivirus production, virus transduction of mammalian cells, stem cell isolation.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Must be able to vary work schedule to accommodate research needs.
  • Must be willing to work with bio-hazardous materials.
  • Must be willing to work with mice or animal tissue.

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, Mon-Fri


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