Staff Research Associate III | University of California, San Diego - Military Veterans

at HERC - Southern California

San Diego, California

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted UC San Diego Campus hiring. UCSD Campus will continue to recruit for essential positions and we ask for your understanding and patience with our application process during this unprecedented time. For more information regarding steps we are taking to keep applicants and staff safe during this time, please click here . UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment : Apply by 12/09/20 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Special Selection Applicants : Apply by 12/18/20. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance. Job posting will remain open until position is filled. DESCRIPTION Under general supervision, the incumbent will be responsible for undertaking research projects in collaboration with the Principal Investigator (PI) making independent contributions to research and experiments regarding tissue culture of mammalian cell lines. The incumbent will work independently to make determinations and design experiments in yeast work, which will include yeast strain genetic manipulation, yeast transformation of DNA and selection on the appropriate yeast cell plates, preparing yeast cell extracts for various biochemical analyses, immunofluorescence, live cell imaging and RNA analyses. In addition, the incumbent will grow established mammalian cell lines and primary mouse cells to generate protein extracts or nucleic acid (both DNA and RNA) or immunofluorescence or live-cell imaging samples. Furthermore, the incumbent will generate frozen mammalian cell lines and yeast strain stocks. Mammalian cell work will also include standard tissue culture cell maintenance, transfection of plasmid DNA, and selection and cloning of the appropriate transformants on the selectable media. Other duties include: read and abstract articles of value in the prosecution of broad research problems; analyze and interpret genetic screens. Incumbent will participate in writing and publishing manuscripts in international journals, and attend and present research results at laboratory meetings. Finally, incumbent will provide work direction to laboratory staff, undergraduate and graduate students in overseeing lab databases of strains, cell lines and reagents. Perform other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS Strong theoretical and practical knowledge of biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology and genetics, including relevant laboratory techniques, acquired through a Bachelor's in Biology or related field OR an equivalent combination of education and laboratory experience. Master's or PhD preferred. Proven ability to independently participate in the execution of research projects or portions of such projects, independently planning, organizing and performing experiments and selecting data for analysis. Demonstrated experience with experimental techniques including but not limited to working with various types of fluorescent microscopes, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, sub-cloning to generate various forms of knockout and tagged genes. Proven ability to independently utilize scientific literatures, online databases and other relevant resources to apply to research projects and execute experiments. Knowledge of PubMed or library literature search to identify relevant research papers, journals and books Demonstrated ability to develop, follow and trouble-shoot established lab protocols and lab procedures with limited direction from PI. Demonstrated ability to prepare and edit scientific papers, manuscripts, and lab data. Experience presenting research to formal audience. Demonstrated successful, positive interpersonal communication skills needed to interact well with others to facilitate communication about lab requirements, including the ability to discuss and understand day-to-day laboratory affairs, research plans, results and ideas with PI and other personnel in a constructive, professional and pleasant manner. Excellent organizational skills including the ability to keep clear and accurate records, organize a varied workload, follow written and oral protocols and give oral presentations on the progress of research in lab meetings. Proven ability to prioritize and schedule experiments and duties to maximize efficiency. Familiarity with Apple and PC computers and associated word processing and spreadsheet software with a willingness and ability to update and increase skills and knowledg

San Diego, California

Southern California HERC, established in 2003, is a non-profit organization composed of a diverse group of colleges and universities, and research, medical, and cultural institutions. Our institutions are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the recruitment process and providing a work environment sensitive to work/life balance. We also understand that employment decisions often involve two careers and offer state of the art dual career resources and solutions. SoCal HERC includes members from the Central Coast, Los Angeles, Orange County, Inland Empire, and San Diego.

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SoCal HERC Member Institutions:

Antioch University, Azusa Pacific, University Cal Tech

CSU Fullerton, CSU Northridge,  CSU San Bernardino 

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Chapman University, Citrus College

Concordia University Irvine, Grossmont-Cuyamaca CCD, Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine 

Loyola Marymount University, MiraCosta Community College, Mount St. Mary’s University

North Orange County CCD, Occidental College,  Pacific Oaks College & Childrens School 

Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego State University, Soka University of America

The Claremont Colleges, The Salk Institute for Biological Sciences, UC Path Center

UC Irvine, UCLA, UC Riverside

UCSD, University of Redlands, University of San Diego

University of Southern California, Vanguard University, Whittier College

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