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#106816 Research Assistant

Company: University of California - San Diego Medical Cente
Location: San Diego
Posted on: November 22, 2020

Job Description:

#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 assistance.

DESCRIPTION

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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Theoretical knowledge of a life science such as animal physiology, biology, molecular biology, immunology, and biochemistry; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
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Ability to perform extractions of nucleic acids from blood and biopsy specimens and perform appropriate PCR experiments and analysis including quantitative PCR.
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Demonstrated experience with culture of primary human cells.
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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 analysis.
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Ability to perform standard laboratory techniques (pipetting, weighing). Ability to read, interpret and apply protocols in conducting research. Ability to follow experimental protocols.
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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.
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Excellent organizational skills for clinical record keeping.
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Knowledge of or experience performing immunohistology and image analysis using both immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence techniques on frozen and archived biopsy specimens.
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Demonstrated ability to follow established Safety and Biohazardous Material Guidelines.
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Knowledge and skill in operation and maintenance of various lab equipment such as microscopes, centrifuges, and PCR thermocyclers.
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Interest in understanding the pathogenesis of human disease. Willingness to learn new lab techniques and tasks and share knowledge of such.
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Thorough knowledge of or experience using aseptic techniques.
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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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

* Bachelor's Degree.

* Past experience with human tissue and cell work and with clinical coordination especially in the context of human allergic or gastrointestinal diseases.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

* Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

* Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.

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Must be willing to work with hazardous materials.
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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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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

UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit smokefree.ucsd.edu for more information.

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