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The Moores Cancer Center is one of just 50 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 supervision, the Laboratory Assistant will assist with various cell culture techniques such as cell propagation, mycoplasma contamination testing, and cryopreservation. Assist with immunohistochemistry of frozen and fixed samples. Assist with protein lysate preparation and quantification, SDS PAGE, as well as immunoblotting. Assist with mouse genotyping using established PCR protocols. Work with mice and assist with procedures such as surgery, euthanization, injections and therapeutic treatment. Maintain and prepare common buffers/reagents/solutions of all experiments. Assist in the preparation of data for publication.
Theoretical knowledge of molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, and/or biochemistry.
Familiarity with molecular biology techniques including PCR, RT-PCR, RNA/DNA isolation, and protein purification. Ability to perform SDS-PAGE.
Ability to perform aseptic cell/tissue culture techniques. Familiarity with cell culture techniques such as cell propagation, mycoplasma, contamination testing, and cryopreservation.
Ability to assist with immunohistochemistry of frozen and fixed samples.
Ability and willingness to handle and work with small animals. Experience to assist with mouse genotyping. Ability to assist in performing mouse surgeries, experiments, injections, euthanasia and tissue recovery. Experience with murine models of gastrointestinal models.
Familiarity with basic laboratory equipment such as centrifuges, spectrophotometers, balances, pH meters, autoclaves and electrophoresis equipment.
Basic understanding of computer applications such as Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Internet search and software analysis capabilities are preferred. Knowledge and experience with PRISM preferred.
Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) needed to interact professionally and effectively in the work environment, as well as to effectively and accurately document research procedures. Ability to read, comprehend and discuss research materials.
Ability to maintain confidentiality. Organizational skills to order and maintain lab equipment and supplies.
Familiar in proper handling of chemical and biohazard materials. Familiarity with sterile techniques.
Theoretical and practical knowledge of cellular and molecular biology; their techniques and approaches, with demonstrated ability to perform independent scientific inquiry or equivalent experience.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
Must be willing and able to work with hazardous materials (biological and chemical).
Must be willing and able to work with small animals.
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.