Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The Department of Medicine is responsible for fulfilling the teaching, research, and clinical missions of the University of California, San Diego and employs 500+ full-time salaried faculty members and 150+ academic appointees. Staff personnel include 800+ staff in 9 bargaining units, students, and volunteers. There are over 250 clinical faculties practicing at multiple sites and hospitals. Professional fee billings for the department exceed $50 million with collections of over $19 million per year. The total annual budget is approximately $200 million, which includes contract and grant revenues, clinical practice and medical center funds, and other state and private endowment funds.
Under supervision from Principal Investigator and Sponsored Project Administrator in the Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine Division, the Lab Technician supports the translational research efforts for a variety of research projects focusing primarily rat and mouse physiology. Responsible for independently coordinating and managing research studies, to include writing and updating protocols, running cellular and molecular assays, running mouse studies, data collection and entry, trouble-shooting and problem solving.
The Lab Technician will assist in ensuring IACUC protocol compliance, keeping drugs up to date, monitoring animals, running physiologic studies, and maintenance of accurate and complete research notebooks and data files. The Lab Technician will support in vivo experiments using intact rats/mice (e.g., measure blood pressure, heart function, lung functions and other organ functions); ex vivo experiments using isolated rat/mouse organs (e.g., isolated lung, isolated heart) or blood vessels; and isolation or preparation single cells from isolated rat/mouse organs and blood vessels.
Theoretical knowledge as required in a Bachelor's degree in biology, immunology, microbiology, or related field or a combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated experience with interpretation and understanding of research protocols.
Experience working in a laboratory research setting with knowledge of protocols, principles and standards.
Proven experience working with mice and/or rats in a laboratory setting.
Experience in molecular and cellular biology (e.g., CRISPR gas, single-cell RNAseq, gene transfection and knock-out, linear tracing)
Excellent planning and organizational skills and ability to work in a changing, multiple-demand setting in order to prioritize a large volume of work and meet deadlines efficiently and accurately.
Good interpersonal skills, including excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to with a diverse group of people to include physicians, researchers and students.
Demonstrated experience using database, word processing and spreadsheet applications.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
Must be willing to travel to occasional meetings and work weekends and evenings as needed.
Must be willing to work with mice, human blood, bacteria and biohazardous materials.
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