#109833 Cancer Research Associate
Filing Deadline: Thu 6/24/2021
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment : Apply by 06/14/2021 for consideration
with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their
Special Selection Applicants : Apply by 06/24/2021. Eligible Special
Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
The Department of Medicine is responsible for fulfilling the teaching,
research, and clinical missions of the University of California, San Diego and
employs 486+ full-time salaried faculty members and 100+ academic appointees.
Staff personnel include 600+ staff in 9 bargaining units, students, and
volunteers. There are 250 clinical faculty practicing at multiple sites and
Under supervision, the Research Associate will independently work in a
translational hematology lab studying hematological malignancies. The
incumbent will work with a variety of human blood and bone marrow samples and
established human cell lines to study the onset, progression, and treatment of
hematological malignancies. Research Associate will independently perform in
vivo and in vitro assays, train new lab members, plan experiments, analyze
data, and contribute to scientific papers.
Research Associate will manage a large and complex mouse colony inventory and
independently perform experiments making technical determinations and
observations related to research projects and design. Research Associate will
keep detailed records of all aspects of experimental data. Research Associate
will assist in data preparation and drafting of manuscripts. Research
Associate will serve as the laboratory safety officer to ensure that safe work
practices are followed as dictated by EH&S guidelines.
Majority of time will be spent at Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine
2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Drive La Jolla, CA 92037, but occasionally may need
to travel to Moores Cancer Center 3855 Health Sciences Drive La Jolla, CA
Theoretical knowledge in molecular biology and biochemistry as typically
attained by a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent combination of education
Experience with all aspects of tissue culture including freezing, thawing,
counting cells and splitting cultures.
Proven skill in the operation and maintenance of various lab equipment
such as confocal and quantitative fluorescent microscopes, centrifuges,
nanodrop, IVIS imaging machine, and flow cytometer.
Experience in caring for and handling small lab animals (mice) and in
administering medications and anesthesia to perform phlebotomy and minor
surgical procedures on animals. Experience in Euthanizing small laboratory
animals. Familiarity with the writing of Animal Subjects protocols and
with the surgical procedures. Willingness and ability to work with rodents
and/or other lab animals and/or infected samples.
Demonstrated experience working with human tissues; tissue trimming,
histology analysis, and knowledge in necropsy.
Experience with standard repetitive techniques that may be required in
research protocols related to a specific lab. Ability to read, interpret
and apply protocols in conducting research. Ability in following step wise
experimental protocols. Skill to troubleshoot adaptations of experimental
Proven experience reading and using Material Safety Data Sheets.
Demonstrated ability to follow established Safety and Biohazardous
Experience working in and maintaining a sterile environment.
Experience in the design, construction, production, purification, and use
of viral gene transfer vectors, including adenoviral, lentiviral and
Skill in accurate record keeping and ability to organize, analyze, and
calculate data. Knowledge in basic math for maintaining ledgers, income
and expenditure reports.
Experience with the operation of a personal computer and software
application, such as Access, MS Word and Excel. Knowledge to work with and
learn new software for analysis.
Manual dexterity and legible handwriting. Ability to assist with general
lab maintenance, including cleaning and restocking supplies and managing a
regular schedule in the lab.
Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) needed to interact
professionally and effectively in the work environment, as well as
effectively and accurately document research procedures. Ability to read,
comprehend and discuss research materials.
Knowledge of UCSD Environmental Health and Safety requirements including
the ability to write with correct syntax and grammar and to clearly
communicate ideas and protocols in writing to EH&S.
Knowledge sufficient to coordinate studies with other departments and the
lab. Skill to plan and organize work assignments in an efficient and
Demonstrated ability to assist in the writing of papers for publication,
Experience with processing and ficolling patient peripheral blood and bone
marrow in order to perform cryogenic database management. Scientific
knowledge of DNA plasmids and primers.
Theoretical knowledge of normal and malignant hematopoietic stem and
progenitor cell biology sufficient to aid in the design and interpretation
of experiments on those topics.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
Must be willing to work evenings and weekends when necessary.
Must be willing to work with small animals.
Must be willing to work with biohazardous and hazardous materials.
Must be willing to travel.
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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SRA 2 NEX
Commensurate with Experience
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday- Friday
As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana
and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.