Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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UCSD Department of Radiology 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, leading-edge research, and state-of-the-art services for clinical and translational studies. The department is committed to offering a dynamic learning environment and growing opportunities to its talented and dedicated employees.
Under supervision, the Research Associate will independently participate in an interventional oncology research lab examining the effects of minimally invasive thermal ablation on cancer stem cells and the immune response and examining the effects of cancer stem cell inhibitors and immune modulators in a mouse model.
Theoretical knowledge of cell biology, molecular biology, cancer behavior and tissue culture or related field; or combination of education and experience.
Proven experience with techniques involved in small animal care including drug administration, colony management, weight checks and monitoring.
Demonstrated experience in animal care, handling, and restraining skill and knowledge (dogs, pigs, rabbits, rats, mice, etc.).
Proven knowledge of sterile techniques for cell culture. General analytical chemistry skill (mixing chemicals and reagents, balancing equations, etc.)
Experience in general laboratory maintenance and cleanliness. Knowledge of laboratory procedures and equipment, such as sterile techniques, preparation of buffers, centrifuges, balance pH meters and electrophoresis equipment.
Strong computer skills, and experience with various software packages. Ability to collect, reduce and analyze data. Experience with library and internet literature searches, scientific reading of articles and manuscripts.
Ability to communicate clearly orally. Ability to work with a diverse group of researchers.
Ability to follow instructions. Ability to keep detailed records including but not limited to, lab notebook, imaging logs, cell logs, animal health and surgical records.
Exceptional organization skills and ability to work in a team. Must be capable in general laboratory management including to monitoring and adhering to compliance regulations.
Knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
Familiarity with flow cytometry.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
Willing to work with research animals including assistance with minimally invasive procedures, imaging, and tissue collection.
Willing to work with anesthetics.
Requires a flexible work schedule, which may occasionally include weekends, late nights, and holidays as necessary to achieve research goals.
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