Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
STAFF RESEARCH ASSOCIATE - TARANTAL LAB
Requisition Number: 03024529 Final Filing Date: 08-22-2019 Closing Date: Payroll Title: STAFF RESEARCH ASSOCIATE I Number of Positions: 1 Salary: $21.36-$25.49/Hr. Salary to commensurate with experience. Appointment Type: Career Appointment Description: 100% Fixed appointment. Schedule TBD Overtime Eligible (FLSA): Non-Exempt Union/HEERA Representation: This position is covered by a collective bargaining unit
Department: PRIMATE CENTER - 061095 Department Description: The California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) is an Organized Research Unit which conducts interdisciplinary research programs on significant human health related problems where non human primates are the animal models of choice. In addition to its major efforts in the area of research, the CNPRC is also committed to its missions of teaching and service.
Location: Davis Allow Applicants to Attach: Resume Cover Letter
Job Summary: Under general supervision, provide technical, scientific, and organizational assistance support in operation of the laboratory research activities focused on regenerative medicine in translational models. Assist and support studies focusing on stem cell and gene therapy. Work closely with immediate supervisor and other laboratory personnel; assist in the collection, entry and analysis of data, processing and storing cell and tissue samples, and conducting laboratory procedures according to established protocols. Work according to Standard Operating Procedures established for, but not limited to, the following: Blood and tissue processing and storage, sectioning for H&E and immunohistochemical analysis, preparing collection tubes and instruments for use, data entry and filing.
Physical Demands: -Position requires the performance of monotonous and repetitive tasks and procedures for long periods of time and repeated movement, operating and maintaining equipment, and safely lifting and carrying up to 30 pounds. -Perform assigned duties in BioSafety Level 2 and 3 conditions where non-human primates may be either naturally or experimentally infected with potentially hazardous infectious agents such as HIV, SIV, or Herpes B virus. -Wear protective clothing for extended periods of time including: gown, lab coats, gloves, masks, face shields, and head covers. -Use and disposal of radioactive isotope, hazardous materials and other environmental health and safety procedures.
Work Environment: -This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity check. -Measles vaccination or proof of illness required. This position is subject to Medical Surveillance procedures and review in accordance with Federal and State Laws and Regulations and University Policy. -Perform assigned duties in BioSafety Level 2+ facilities where non-human primates may be either naturally or experimentally infected with potentially hazardous infectious agents such as SIV, Zika virus, or Herpes B virus. -Wear protective clothing for extended periods of time including: gown, lab coats, gloves, masks, face shield, and head cover. -Work with human and nonhuman primate specimens and chemical agents. Position may require employee to work with or be in areas where hazardous materials and/or infectious diseases are present. In such instances, employee will be required to wear protective clothing for personal protection from infectious diseases and animals. -Work irregular hours (early mornings, early evening, and/or weekends, as needed). Work occasional overtime including some weekends and holidays. -Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space. -California National Primate Research Center employees are directly or indirectly engaged in the performance of work on Federal or State contracts and grants as well as periodically come into contact with controlled substances; and are expected to abide by the UC Policy on Substance Abuse, the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, and the State Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1990.
Background Check Required: Yes
Minimum Qualifications: -Experience working in a research laboratory in the areas of genetics, molecular or cellular biology, or related research fields including in vitro and in vivo models. -Experience with computer applications for transcribing raw data and entering and analyzing sample/research results. -Experience in performing laboratory techniques and analyzing products using different types of analytical systems. -Mathematical skills to prepare detailed written data summaries. -Experience with translational research including sterile techniques, collection of specimens, and tissue or cell culture. -Knowledge of chemicals and requirements for safe handling procedures. Skills to follow specific protocols for data collection and follow GLP standards. -Experience working in a laboratory and with concepts, principles, and conduct of research.
Preferred Qualifications: -Bachelor Degree in related scientific discipline. -Communication and interpersonal skills to confer, and relate tactfully and with professionalism with other laboratory personnel. -Analytical skills to follow protocols, troubleshoot problems, and prepare medium and solutions. -Knowledge of safety regulations, reporting requirements, record keeping and disposal of chemicals and radioactive chemicals. -Knowledge of purchasing procedures; skills to maintain purchasing records and chemical inventories; and to store and organize in appropriate locations. Knowledge of radioactive agents and chemicals and their safe handling procedures. -Knowledge of laboratory safety and proper use, handling, monitoring, measurement and disposal of radioisotopes, carcinogens, and biohazardous substances. -Ability to use scientific terminology.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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