Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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Under the supervision of the PI, incumbent will be responsible for animal handling, husbandry, and applicable surgical techniques, and humane forms of euthanasia. The incumbent will also perform biochemical and molecular biology techniques and cell culture experiments, including assisting in performance of studies utilizing human/animal tissues. Performs Western blotting or other protein assays to evaluate sample composition. Performs confocal microscopy and immunohistochemical techniques. Establishes and maintains mouse breeding colonies, including genotyping. Follows established protocols to assist with specimen preparation for histology and biology experiments. Documents, organizes and stores samples for future use, and follows guidelines to evaluate sample quality/purity according to acceptable standards. Under supervision, assesses experimental results and trouble shoots to improve. Records, analyzes and presents data using appropriate software. Maintains detail and accurate records, references materials and central files. Establishes procedures to ensure timely distribution of results and data with proper consent release, as required. Responsible for the maintenance of the lab, keeping lab clean and safe. Order and maintain lab supplies, ensure supplies charge to correct funding. Assists with training of lab members in laboratory protocols and safety.
Theoretical knowledge of biology, microbiology, or related field typically acquired through formal education at the collegiate level and/or comparable experience.
Demonstrated skill to work with animals, particularly mice, rats and rabbits, as well as animal and human tissues; tissue trimming and histology analysis, and knowledge in necropsy. Demonstrated knowledge to care for and handle small lab animals (mice, rats, guinea pigs, and rabbits) and to administer medications and anesthesia to perform phlebotomy and minor surgical procedures on animals, euthanize small laboratory animals. Familiarity with the writing of Animal Subjects protocols and with the surgical microscope and surgical procedures.
Clinical skills including intubation, anesthesia and suturing.
Experience with assisting in grant writing, manuscript preparation, and familiarity with basic statistics.
Strong communication skills to act as liaison between PI, laboratory personnel and ACP veterinary staff.
Strong written & verbal communication skills needed to interact professionally and effectively in the work environment.
Demonstrated skill in accurate record keeping and ability to organize, analyze, and calculate data. Knowledge in basic math for maintaining ledgers, income and expenditures reports.
Good organizational skills to order laboratory equipment and supplies.
Knowledge of general laboratory safety procedures. Knowledge of EH&S policies and procedures for hazardous waste handling.
Certification in phlebotomy.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
Must be willing to work with animals.
Must be willing to travel between UCSD campus and the VA hospital.
Must be willing to work occasional evenings or weekends.
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