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#99030 Lab Manager

Extended Deadline: Wed 5/22/2019

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 04/19/19 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 05/01/19. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


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.

The Majithia lab studies type 2 diabetes, obesity and insulin resistance using the tools of genomics, massively parallel experimentation and statistics. We have two research goals: 1) To identify genes causing insulin resistance in humans with therapeutic properties for drug development 2) To personalize drug choices for people with metabolic disease using genetic information and novel biomarkers

The Lab Manager will serve as the laboratory manager and maintain the day to day operations of the wet lab portion of the Majithia lab. Will lead and participate in experimental design of research projects, analysis and interpretation of data. The incumbent will design and conduct a variety of routine and specialized experiments in support of research studies. Will provide work direction and training of staff and students.

Serves as the laboratory safety officer to ensure safe work practices as dictated by Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) guidelines, including working in a BioSafety Level II plus environment and handling biohazardous materials. Will develop and update the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and protocols, author articles for scientific journals and present data at meetings. Coordinates the writing and editing of research papers and grant proposals.


  • Advanced theoretical knowledge and practical experience in molecular biology or related field; or equivalent combination of experience and education with the ability to make advanced contributions to research projects at a conceptual level.

  • Demonstrated experience to execute and oversee cellular assays.

  • Proven experience to execute and oversee tissue culture including freezing, thawing, counting cells and splitting cultures.

  • Demonstrated experience to execute and oversee the maintenance of mammalian cultures.

  • Advance ability to read, interpret and apply protocols in conducting research. Ability in following step wise experimental protocols. Skill to troubleshoot adaptations of experimental protocols.

  • Experience instructing others in lab procedures and techniques. Expert knowledge sufficient to coordinate studies with the lab and other departments. Skill to plan and organize work assignments in an efficient and productive manner.

  • Extensive knowledge of the contract and grant proposal submission process to federal, state or private funding organizations, including the online submission process. Strong experience in making original contributions to manuscript preparation and grant writing.

  • Familiarity utilizing computer software to analyze data, store results and compute raw data. Knowledge to work with and learn new software for analysis. Knowledge of computer applications including word processing, MS Word, MS Excel, and Powerpoint.

  • Demonstrated experience in public relations and forming working alliances and building relationships with other medical and research professionals.

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) in order to interact professionally and effectively in the work environment, and to effectively and accurately document research procedures. Ability to read, comprehend and discuss research materials.

  • Ability to provide quick and flexible leadership around shifts in project needs that occur based on on-the-ground realities. Ability to take initiative, work independently and effectively with constituents to facilitate the mission of the laboratory.


  • Knowledge of established UCSD guidelines for safety and environmental issues. Knowledge of UCSD Environmental Health and Safety requirements.
  • Knowledge of UCSD policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of Institutional Review Board and other federal research policies and procedures.


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
Payroll Title:
MEDICINE/Endocrinology & Metabolism
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
La Jolla
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RX Contract
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri


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