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Under the supervision of the principal investigator, the Research Assistant will assist in performing research in immunology/cell biology. Responsible for assisting in the maintenance of the animal colony, including husbandry and breeding. Performs tissue culture experiments, PCR, DNA cloning, flow cytometry, immunoblotting, immunofluorescence microscopy, and time-lapse microscopy.
Also responsible for preparing buffers, solutions, and routine lab chemicals, and is responsible for laboratory administrative duties that include maintaining a research database, data entry into spreadsheets, and ordering/receiving supplies. Other duties include installing, operating, and maintaining laboratory equipment, as well as organizing and keeping accurate and meticulous records of all reagents in freezers, refrigerators, and liquid nitrogen tanks.
Theoretical knowledge of biology, immunology, cell biology or related field at the college "upper division" level; or equivalent knowledge and experience.
Strong proficiency in basic and advanced tissue culture techniques.
Proficiency in preparation of slides, image acquisition and analysis for immunofluorescence studies.
Demonstrated proficiency in immunoblotting, PCR, and/or flow cytometry.
Proven proficiency in animal dissection, injections, and animal husbandry.
Proven experience using laboratory equipment such as centrifuges, autoclaves, spectrophotometers, balances, and pH meters.
Solid experience in accurate record keeping with ability to organize, analyze, and calculate data.
Superior oral and written communication skills.
Enthusiasm to learn new techniques and skills.
Knowledge of and ability to adhere to established UCSD guidelines for laboratory safety and environmental issues.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
Employee must be willing to perform experiments involving the sacrifice of laboratory mice.
Must be willing to work with recombinant DNA and biohazardous materials.
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