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The Department of Pediatrics is one of the largest departments within the School of Medicine with approximately 171 Faculty, 50 postdoctoral fellows (both MDs and PhDs) along with over 300 support staff (not including hospital staff). In addition, the Department has 57 clinical residents and fellows 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 has undergone significant growth in recent years with a consolidated budget of approximately $106 million including sponsored projects expenditures of approximately $54 million and clinical revenue of over $ 52 million. This expansion of the Department's research and clinical portfolio is expected to continue in the next few years. The Department's 18 divisions include Academic General Pediatrics, Child Development & Community Health; Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology; Cardiology; Dermatology; Dysmorphology; Emergency Medicine; Endocrinology; Gastroenterology; Genetics; Genome Information Sciences; Hospital Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Neonatology; Nephrology; Pharmacology & Drug Discovery; Rehabilitation Medicine; and Respiratory Medicine. In 2001, physicians and leadership of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Rady Children's, and Children's Specialists of San Diego (CSSD) unified pediatric patient care, research, education and community service programs, creating a university-affiliated children's health system to serve the region. Over the past two decades, an extensive list of joint programs has developed, with many physicians and researchers playing a role at both institutions. This affiliation has consolidated the clinical, teaching, research and public service programs of the UCSD School of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics with San Diego's only health care system dedicated to the health and well-being of children. In 2009, this partnership was furthered by the creation of Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego, a Medical Foundation, and is now recognized as having global leaders in research, technology, translational medicine, education and clinical excellence.
Under supervision incumbent will assist with and perform small animal surgeries (with the assistance of at least one other staff research associate) and has an administrative role in support of several in vivo assays currently in use or under development in rabbit models, including a bioassay which will comply with current Good Manufacturing Procedures (cGMP). Responsibilities for performing these assays include: laboratory preparation and maintenance; preparing for and performing surgeries; ordering and inventory of laboratory supplies; data collection and maintenance ofequipment according to standard operating procedures; maintenance of data and files according to standard operating procedures; and interfacing with collaborators and equipment manufacturers as needed.
Theoretical knowledge of a biological science such as animal physiology and/or surgery or related field.
Knowledge of or experience performing animal surgery. Microsurgical skills preferred.
Knowledge of or experience in the administration of anesthesia to animals.
Knowledge of or experience monitoring vital signs in anesthetized animals.
Strong organizational skills and experience with lab safety regulations.
Ability to collect and interpret data and troubleshoot during performance of an assay.
Experience working in a research setting.
Ability to interact with collaborators and sponsors regarding the bioassay or equipment.
Familiarity with cGMP is preferred.
Familiarity with physiologic monitoring is preferred.
A strong knowledge of computer systems and programs such as Excel.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
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