#106816 Research Assistant
Company: University of California - San Diego Medical Cente
Location: San Diego
Posted on: November 22, 2020
#106816 RESEARCH ASSISTANT
Filing Deadline: Tue 12/1/2020
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/19/20 for
consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants
should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 12/01/20. Eligible Special
Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for
Under supervision, the incumbent will assist in performing
laboratory bench experiments related to studies using human
specimens. The position requires maintaining human specimen
inventory; receiving and transferring of specimens, adhering to
appropriate protocols and regulations for experiments, and
following safe laboratory practices.
Under supervision, the incumbent will assist in processing tissues
for immunohistochemistry/immunofluorescence and image analysis,
capture and quantitate esophageal images on image analysis computer
program, measure proteins and RNA by immunoblots, ELISA, and
quantitative RT-PCR and assist with analyzing this in the context
of EoE disease and normal states. Primary human cell culture will
require the use aseptic technique. This position also requires
research coordination under the supervision of the PI and primary
research team, maintaining clinical databases, attending clinics,
and collecting specimens in the endoscopy suite under supervision.
Interaction with multiple divisions within Pediatrics as well as
nationally is required.
Theoretical knowledge of a life science such as animal physiology,
biology, molecular biology, immunology, and biochemistry; or
equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Ability to perform extractions of nucleic acids from blood and
biopsy specimens and perform appropriate PCR experiments and
analysis including quantitative PCR.
Demonstrated experience with culture of primary human cells.
Excellent computer skills and ability to learn new computer
programs. Demonstrated knowledge of Excel, Word, Outlook. Ability
to perform data entry and basic graphing with statistical
Ability to perform standard laboratory techniques (pipetting,
weighing). Ability to read, interpret and apply protocols in
conducting research. Ability to follow experimental protocols.
Effective interpersonal skills. Ability to work with a variety of
personnel from different laboratories and clinical settings.
Courteous, respectful of co-worker and maintain a safe and
collegiate workplace environment.
Excellent organizational skills for clinical record keeping.
Knowledge of or experience performing immunohistology and image
analysis using both immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence
techniques on frozen and archived biopsy specimens.
Demonstrated ability to follow established Safety and Biohazardous
Knowledge and skill in operation and maintenance of various lab
equipment such as microscopes, centrifuges, and PCR
Interest in understanding the pathogenesis of human disease.
Willingness to learn new lab techniques and tasks and share
knowledge of such.
Thorough knowledge of or experience using aseptic techniques.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills needed to
interact professionally and effectively in the work environment,
and to effectively document research procedures. Ability to read,
comprehend and discuss research materials.
* Bachelor's Degree.
* Past experience with human tissue and cell work and with clinical
coordination especially in the context of human allergic or
* Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
* Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.
Must be willing to work with hazardous materials.
Must be willing to work with human specimens including blood.
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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