Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The UC San Diego Department of Bioengineering consists of ~30 ladder rank faculty, ~600 enrolled undergraduate students, ~170 graduate students, ~ 60 postdoctoral scholars, and ~120 staff positions. The department is consistently ranked as one of the top departments of Bioengineering in the world. It has a $6M annual allocation of State and University funds and holds a multi-million research portfolio (15.5 MIL in contract & grant expenditures), including awards (but not limited) from the NIH, NSF, other federal flow through, and gifts/private funding. The Department of Bioengineering is one of six departments in the nationally ranked Jacobs School of Engineering. It enjoys close collaborations with the UC San Diego School of Medicine, the Institute of Engineering in Medicine (IEM), the Scripps Research Institute, the Sanford Burnham Institute and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.
The UC San Diego Department of Bioengineering offers the following graduate degrees: Masters of Engineering, Masters of Science, combined Bachelors of Science/Masters of Science, Ph.D. and (in conjunction with the UC San Diego School of Medicine) a combined M.D./Ph.D. degree program.Under supervision, the DNA Research Associate will independently perform single-cell and epigenetic sequencing of human tissue samples.
These are highly specialized procedures each involved many components, including cell/nuclei dissociation and isolation, quality checking, multiple steps of enzymatic reactions to convert RNA/DNA into Illumina sequencing libraries, quality checking and quantification of the libraries, and preparation of the libraries for sequencing. Summarize and assist in writing manuscripts and grant proposals. Additional duties include ordering general lab supplies, maintenance of lab safety measures, equipment, cleaning, and waste disposal.
Must be willing to work with human or animal tissues.
Must be willing to work with biohazardous materials.
Demonstrated experience with RNA and epigenetic sequencing.
Proven ability to develop, follow and troubleshoot established lab protocols and lab procedures.
Demonstrated experience with Illumina sequencing.
Thorough knowledge and experience in molecular biology techniques related to manipulation and analysis of DNA.
Proven experience with PCR, Illumina sequencing, microfluidic,.e.g. library prep and analysis.
Proven ability to calculate the molarity of solutions, perform dilutions and make solutions following protocols.
Demonstrated ability to search, retrieve and read scientific literatures.
Experience in using and maintaining laboratory equipments, including pipettes, centrifuges, incubators, balances, spectrophotometers, microscopes.
Knowledge of lab safety requirements and procedures including hazardous/ biohazardous materials, chemical, and organic solvent safety.
Strong communication skills (verbal and written) to interact professionally and effectively with faculty, staff and students.
B.S. Degree in a biological sciences or engineering.
Theoretical knowledge of physics, chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology and general biology.
Willingness and ability to meet established standards for dependability and attendance.
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.