Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
This is a 50% career position will full medical and retirement benefits.
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 2/17/2020 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 2/26/2020. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
The Staff Research Associate (SRA) 4 will take charge of the execution of a new research project to study phytoplankton adaptations to multiple stressors in the marine environment. Generate and analyze pure enzymes from model microbial genomes as broadly outlined by PI. Engage in difficult and complex research projects in collaboration with PI, making important original contributions pertaining to laboratory procedures and/or field experimental procedures. In consultation with the PI, define the research project goals and then select and develop the specific methods to achieve the objectives.
Utilize and maintain specialized equipment, including, but not limited to, a Fast Protein Liquid Chromatography (FPLC) system. The incumbent will be responsible for contributing original ideas of major methodological techniques and significance to the execution of these investigations to the PI. Contribute to scientific publications involving this research. The SRA 4 will also assist with basic laboratory tasks including maintenance of culture collections and other general duties.
Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or an equivalent combination of experience and training. Theoretical knowledge of molecular biology.
Demonstrated understanding and experience in the study of phytoplankton adaptions to multiple stressors in the marine environment.
Demonstrated experience with routine analysis on pure enzymes from model microbial genomes.
Working knowledge of, and experience with utilizing and maintaining specialized equipment, including, but not limited to, a Fast Protein Liquid Chromatography (FPLC) system.
Advanced capabilities in the design and development of a new research project.
Demonstrated experience with PCs and Matlab. Proven knowledge of Windows operating system and experience using software applications such as Access, Excel, and Word to work with spreadsheets, databases and graphing techniques.
Demonstrated knowledge and practice of all appropriate safety methods and procedures.
Proven ability to accurately document research procedures and maintain meticulous records.
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and demonstrated ability to conceptualize data throughput.
Demonstrated ability to work independently, handle multiple tasks and establish appropriate priorities.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Experience working with a diverse cross-section of scientists, laboratory, engineering and administrative personnel.
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