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

at HERC - Southern California

San Diego, California

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment : Apply by 12/28/20 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Special Selection Applicants : Apply by 01/04/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance. DESCRIPTION Under supervision, the Diabetes Research Associate will provide technical support and perform experiments related to obesity and diabetes research projects. The incumbent will perform western blotting, ELISA assays, immunohistochemistry and Q-PCR analysis including RNA isolation from tissues or cells required. May participate in animal studies including performing necropsy, tissue trimming and histology. Must be familiar with cell culture and proficient in sterile technique. Organizational skills are desired, as the position includes organization and updating protocols, organizing and keeping records of all reagents in freezers, refrigerators and liquid nitrogen tank. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Theoretical knowledge of a life science such as is typically acquired by a Bachelors Degree in a field related to the research being conducted. Related fields may include any of the following fields of study: molecular biology, immunology, and biochemistry, Experience performing experiments related to obesity and diabetes research. Knowledge of radiation safety and biosafety techniques and practices. Experience to work with chemical, radioisotope, and biological hazards and to recognize safety problems Experience performing western blotting, ELISA assays, immunohistochemistry and Q-PCR analysis including RNA isolation from tissues or cells. Experience performing necropsy, tissue trimming and histology. Demonstrated ability to assist in the writing of papers for publication, research proposals Knowledge sufficient to coordinate studies with other departments and the lab. Skill to plan and organize work assignments in an efficient and productive manner. Enthusiasm for learning and a genuine interest in scientific research. Willingness and ability to learn new skills, research methods, and scientific principles. Willingness to learn new techniques and tasks and share knowledge to inform and teach students and paraprofessionals new techniques. Demonstrated skill in the operation and maintenance of various lab equipment such as confocal and quantitative fluorescent microscopes, centrifuges, spectrophotometers, and scintillation counter. Effective and diplomatic oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work with a variety of personnel from different laboratories and instruct in optimal procedures for assays. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Demonstrated skill to work with animals, as well as animal and human tissues; tissue trimming and histology analysis, and knowledge in necropsy. Demonstrated knowledge to care for and handle small lab animals (mice, rats, guinea pigs, and rabbits) and to administer medications and anesthesia to perform phlebotomy and minor surgical procedures on animals, euthanize small laboratory animals. Familiarity with the writing of Animal Subjects protocols and with the surgical microscope and surgical procedures. Willingness and ability to work with rodents and/or other lab animals and/or infected samples, if required. SPECIAL CONDITIONS Employment is subject to a criminal background check. May work with animals.

San Diego, California

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