Cell Culture Research Associate II - 117923
Company: UC San Diego Health System - Hillcrest
Location: La Jolla
Posted on: January 25, 2023
This position is a part-time limited position with the possibility
of extension/career conversion.
This position will remain open until a successful candidate has
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 08/22/2022. Eligible Special
Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for
Placement within the range is determined by internal equity,
relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when
UCSD Department of Psychiatry is one of the most innovative and
productive academic departments in the country, offering
challenging career opportunities in the diverse areas of advanced
educational programs, cutting-edge research, and state-of-the-art
clinical services. The department is committed to offering a
dynamic learning environment and growing opportunities to its
talented and dedicated employees.
Under supervision, the incumbent will be responsible for working
Stem cell and neuron culture for a study of antidepressant response
in major depression as a Cell Culture Research Associate II within
the Department of Psychiatry. The incumbent will create IPSCs,
NPC's and neurons from lymphoblastoid cell lines and create
lymphoblastoid cell lines from blood. The incumbent will also be
responsible for measuring cellular phenotypes including electrical
activity, neurotransmitter release and neuronal morphology,
shipping samples, providing general lab management including
maintenance of equipment, reagents, biohazard reports, etc., and
interacting with collaborators. Will also perform other duties as
- Theoretical knowledge of cellular and molecular biology
typically attained by a Bachelor's degree and/or an equivalent
combination of education and experience.
- Demonstrated ability to organize laboratories.
- Experience to handle human blood samples.
- Strong ability to communicate and interact well with other
- Proven understanding of cell culture procedure.
- Thorough understanding of DNA extraction and preparation.
- Proven knowledge of and experience with sterile technique.
- Thorough knowledge of iPS methods.
- Proven experience with software applications in data processing
(Excel), statistical analysis (SPSS) and graphical presentation of
the data (e.g. Excel, Power Point, and Sigma Plot).
- Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) needed to
interact professionally and effectively in the work
- Proven understanding of cells growth, electrical activity, gene
expression, synapse formation.
- Strong understanding of cellular phenotypes for differences
between SSRI responders and non-responders.
- Knowledge of spectrophotometric quantification of DNA.
- Demonstrated knowledge of UCSD biosafety procedures for human
- Experience conducting transfection assays using
- Knowledge and hands-on experience in working with iPS cells and
maintaining biosafety protocols.
- Strong abilities to provide written summary of research
findings. Experience in assisting writing of meeting abstracts,
manuscripts, and research grant applications.
- Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
- Must be able to work with human blood samples.
- Must be able to work evenings or weekends as needed.
- Must be able to work in a Cell Culture Lab and maintaining
Pay Transparency Act Full Salary Range: $56,564 - $90,995
The University of California, San Diego is required to provide a
reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This
range takes into account the wide range of factors that are
considered in making compensation decisions including but not
limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education,
licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational
needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary
at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are
determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.
The full salary range for this position is defined as the Full Pay
Range. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University
reasonably expects to pay for this position defined as the Expected
Pay Scale. Placement within the Expected Pay Scale is determined by
internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining
agreements (when applicable).
Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19
Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or
If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.)
must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment;
online-only certification is not acceptable.
UC San Diego Health Sciences is comprised of our School of
Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences,
The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity
Science, and our Student Health and Well-Being Department. We have
long been at the forefront of translational - or "bench-to-bedside"
- research, transforming patient care through discovery and
innovation leading to new drugs and technologies. Translational
research is carried out every day in the hundreds of clinical
trials of promising new therapies offered through UC San Diego
Health, and in the drive of our researchers and
clinician-scientists who are committed to having a significant
impact on patient care. We invite you to join our team!
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