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The Department of Ophthalmology is comprised of 30 faculty physicians and scientists, ten residents, 15 doctoral fellows and over 150 staff within 6 separate divisions. Clinical services are provided at the Shiley Eye Center, Ratner Eye Center, UCSD Health Sciences Hillcrest ambulatory center and Veterans Administration Hospital. The Department of Ophthalmology has the largest single outpatient clinic at the University of California, San Diego with over 110,000 visits annually. Additionally, over 5400 surgical cases are performed.
Under supervision, assisting with performing genetic research project aimed at identifying causative factors involved in ophthalmic diseases. Incumbent will participate in clinical studies, performing experiments, tissue processing and maintenance of data base with records of patients, samples, animals and data sets. In addition, assist in performing techniques including, but not limited to experiments involving Polymease Chain Reaction (PCR), DNA and RNA extractions, transforming cell lines, stem cell culture, tissue culture, animal models, mutation screening, protein analysis and bioinformatic analyses. Responsible for maintenance of tissue, DNA, and other samples.
Other duties include maintaining research database, assisting with general laboratory maintenance, provide training to students and lab personnel, ordering supplies, disposal of biohazardous, miscellaneous laboratory waste, record keeping, maintaining accounts and preparing/renewing IRB applications and laboratory safety protocols.
Theoretical knowledge of a life science as is typically acquired by a Bachelor's Degree in a field related to the research being conducted such as biology, genetics, molecular biology or biochemistry; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Proven experience in general laboratory techniques and molecular techniques; biochemistry, molecular biology, basic genetics.
Thorough knowledge and experience in tissue processing for parafin, Cryo sections etc, embedding and generation of thin and semi-thin sections. and sectioning.
Ability to work with minimum supervision and to work closely and collaboratively with others including the ability to follow written and oral instructions.
Experience in operating various lab instruments including balance and autoclave.
Experience with measuring, weighing, and mixing chemicals.
Demonstrated ability to prepare solutions at proper concentrations, operate analytical balances and perform accurate calculations.
Strong ability to communicate clearly and interact with patients.
Ability to read and interpret protocols and policies.
Proficient experience with personal computers. Ability to use database and spreadsheet.
Maintain professionalism in dress, conversation, attitude, behavior, promote positive team environment and uphold UCSD Principles of community.
Experience with calibration and maintenance of test equipment used in fluid/tissue analysis.
Familiarity with handling histology lab equipment.
Familiarity with animal handling.
Experience in performing scientific literature search.
Familiarity with molecular biology methodologies.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
Must be willing to work with patients, process patients' blood and tissue samples, stem cells and work in patient and animal-related research environment.
Willing to handle and euthanize small experimental animals such as rodents.
Willing to work with histology processing solvents.
Available to work variable hours if needed, occasionally.
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