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#107383 Laboratory Manager

Extended Deadline: Tue 5/18/2021

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 01/12/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 01/21/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will remain open until filled.


The Department of Medicine is the largest department within the UCSD School of Medicine and is responsible for fulfilling the teaching, research, and clinical missions of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.

Reporting to the principal investigator (PI), the incumbent will independently be responsible for overseeing lab operations in a lab dedicated to investigating fundamental epigenetic mechanisms involved in early development and human health.

This position will serve as the point person for receiving, inventorying and processing samples. Incumbent will oversee and perform general laboratory maintenance and act as Safety and Chemical Hygiene Officer. Duties include purchasing supplies, inspecting and maintaining lab equipment, working with outside vendors, keeping inventory of reagents, supplies and protocols used in the lab, orienting new employees to laboratory practices, and guiding lab personnel in research safety training.

Under general guidance, independently and in collaboration with others, perform a wide variety of standard procedures related to tissue culture, molecular biology, next-generation sequencing, and liquid handling automation. Under supervision, incumbent will establish experimental protocols and assist in optimizing assays and developing novel protocols. Individual will independently analyze data and present findings at lab meetings.


  • Four (4) years of molecular biology lab experience, education/training; OR a Bachelor’s degree in a field of science or technology.

  • Proven experience in molecular biology techniques, including most of the following: recombinant DNA cloning, DNA and RNA purification, RT-PCR, PCR, chromatin immunoprecipitation, electrophoresis, Western blotting. Demonstrated ability to calculate and prepare solutions and dilutions.

  • Proficiency in aseptic tissue culture technique. Ability to maintain, pass, transfect, treat and preserve mammalian cell lines under sterile conditions. Understanding of cell growth and differentiation, media requirements, and contamination issues.

  • Strong knowledge of personal computers and software to include experience with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Adobe CS (Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat)

  • Demonstrated experience in general laboratory housekeeping procedures including maintaining inventory and equipment, ordering supplies, preparing solutions, maintaining a clean and safe laboratory environment.

  • Thorough knowledge of EH&S regulations and requirements for laboratory safety, including methods for handling, cleaning and disposal of waste.

  • Excellent communication skills for oral presentations, written reports, and one-on-one laboratory training.

  • Proven ability to work independently, as well as part of a team, establishing and maintaining good working relationships with P.I., supervisor, postdoctoral scholars, and other members of the research group.


  • Hands-on experience in library preparation for Illumina Next Generation sequencing, including the techniques ChIP-seq, RNA-seq. Ability to quantitate libraries with accuracy using quantitative PCR.
  • Knowledge of and experience with UCSD purchasing procedures and IFIS.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Must be willing to work with biohazardous agents, including human cells (up to BSL2).

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 Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

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