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The Department of Pediatrics is one of the largest departments within the School of Medicine with approximately 250 Faculty, 127 postdoctoral fellows (both MDs and PhDs) along with over 320 support staff (not including hospital staff). In addition, the Department has 68 clinical residents distributed across the Divisions. The missions of research, education and patient care are intertwined, and are integral to the goals of the department.
The Department manages a university-affiliated children's health system with the physicians and leadership of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Rady Children's Hospital, and Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego, a Medical Practice Foundation, unifying pediatric patient care, research, education and community service programs.
Independently performs animal husbandry and molecular/cell biology procedures that focus on the role of hypoxia (low oxygen) on gene expression in mouse as well as other models. Has the authority to modify protocols as needed with some supervision. This may include changing the protocol for mouse genotyping and other lab protocols communally used by the researcher. Trains technicians and fellows in basic and complex lab procedures, both molecular and animal related procedures, such as basic pipet use, DNA preparation protocols, PCR, mouse breeding, husbandry, and surgeries.
Analyzes data and interprets results by using Prism, Excel and other computer applications. Analyzes and interprets the results of molecular techniques (i.e. qPCR/PCR, Western Blot) and modifies experiments accordingly. Manages all organization and processing of requisition forms for ordering supplies and equipment. This also includes maintaining records/computer files of all supplies ordered, and distributing the supplies to researchers when received. Maintains an inventory of stock, monitors the shelf life, and determines the need for increasing stock of common use lab supplies. Contributes to manuscripts and grant proposals.
Theoretical knowledge of molecular biology, biochemistry and genetics, including relevant laboratory techniques as typically acquired by a Bachelor's Degree; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Excellent ability to communicate both orally and in writing. Ability to make contributions to manuscripts and grant proposals in a clear and concise manner.
Strong organizational skills, including ability to prioritize work and maintain clear and accurate records.
Experience and knowledge with molecular biology techniques, including DNA and RNA purification, analysis by restriction digestion and gel electrophoresis, qPCR/PCR and sequencing.
Demonstrated ability to independently interpret results and troubleshoot experiments.
Proven ability to work in a laboratory environment which interacts with large numbers of research and technical personnel and other laboratories.
Proficiency in the use of statistical software applications. Knowledge of database, word processing and spreadsheet applications, including Windows Office and Internet applications. Ability to learn new software as required.
Thorough knowledge of lab safety policies and procedures.
Knowledge of current literature related to the research of the laboratory, and ability to modify lab procedures as needed.
Thorough ability to understand research goals and rationale. Ability to contribute to discussions in which the goals are discussed or modified.
Familiarity and experience with the use and maintenance of basic lab equipment, including incubators, centrifuges, pipetting devices, balances, pH meters, thermocyclers and water baths.
Experience in mouse breeding, husbandry and handling.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
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