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The Moores Cancer Center is one of just 49 in the United States to hold a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center. As such, it ranks among the top centers in the nation conducting basic and clinical cancer research, providing advanced patient care and serving the community through outreach and education programs.
The Cancer Center's mission is to translate promising scientific discoveries into new and better options for the care of patients with cancer. The Center supports one of the broadest ranges of cancer activities in the nation – from fundamental and translational cancer research in molecular genetics and advanced molecular therapeutics, and from population studies of cancer incidence to community education about cancer prevention and risk reduction.
Under close supervision, the incumbent will assist PI in research projects in synthetic organic chemistry. The incumbent will assist with planning and preparing lab scale chemical intermediates for medicinal chemistry projects. Isolate and purify products of the experiments using standard techniques, including chromatography, distillation, crystallization, etc. Obtain analytical data to confirm the chemical structure and purity of the products, including NMR, MS, HPLC, etc. Maintain research records, including lab notebooks, analytical data files, literature files, etc. Responsible for oral presentations at weekly/monthly laboratory meetings.
Theoretical knowledge of life science as is typically required by a Bachelor's Degree in a field related to the research such as Biology, Chemistry, or Biochemistry.
Thorough knowledge of organic chemistry. Knowledge of use of analytical methods and instruments: HPLC, NMR, UV.
Demonstrated experience working with tissue culture, Western blotting, cloning, PCR, bacterial growth and handling.
Skill to assist with organic chemistry experiments according to research protocol, including purification techniques.
Knowledge of spectrophotometers and other routine laboratory equipment, such as centrifuge machine and microscope. Knowledge of handling and proper usage of glassware and plasticware.
Experience with murine animal experiments including standard animal handling and care procedures. Ability to assist with IV, IM, SC, and IP tumor and drug injections.
Demonstrated knowledge of sterile techniques and tissue culture.
Proficiency using computer software programs such as Excel, Word, Prism, Softmax, and PowerPoint. Ability to enter records accurately into database programs such as Filemaker Pro.
Strong communication skills (verbal and written) needed to interact professionally and effectively in the work environment. Effectively and accurately document research procedures. Ability to read, comprehend and discuss research materials.
Must be detail-oriented and able to follow verbal and/or written instructions as well as basic research protocols. Ability to follow-up. Ability to accurately record data and enter into appropriate medium.
Ability to work with others in an integrated project: the position requires daily interaction with other technical staff members, as well as the project team leader.
Knowledge to read and use Material Safety Data Sheet's.
Knowledge of UCSD Environmental Health and Safety requirements. Experience in working and maintaining a sterile environment.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
Must be willing and able to work with biohazardous materials, and small animals. *Must be able to work some weekends and after hours as needed.
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.