This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 01/25/2023 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 02/03/2023. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
UCSD Department of Psychiatry is one of the most innovative and productive academic departments in the country, offering challenging career opportunities in the diverse areas of advanced educational programs, cutting-edge research, and state-of-the art clinical services. The department is committed to offering a dynamic learning environment and growing opportunities to its talented and dedicated employees.
The incumbent will work as a laboratory assistant to assist in isolating DNA from tissue samples and preparing it for NGS applications, according to the laboratory protocols within the Department of Psychiatry. Identify problems and help troubleshooting. Assist with keeping laboratory equipment clean and in working order. Keep excellent records about the sample processing according to established procedures. Help in coordinating sample flow information with the data team. Assist in maintaining inventory and stock of lab consumables, and in keeping records for expenses according to UCSD protocols. Assist with other tasks as needed.
Graduation from high school or a GED and two (2) year of laboratory experience or two (2) years of college including courses in the natural, physical or social sciences; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.
Experience in handling molecular biology equipment - multichannel pipetters, epMotion robot, tape station etc.
Experience in molecular biology laboratory work, including DNA isolation and preparation of sequencing libraries.
General laboratory experience.
Ability to recognize, report and troubleshoot technical problems.
Good communication skills required.
Experience in handling live rodents. Demonstrated experience in maintaining rodent breeding colony.
Ability to create and maintain detailed breeding records (including genetics and lineage of all animals) based on instructions from the supervisor and the lab manager.
Extreme attention to details, high standards for accuracy and documentation. Excellent organizational and record-keeping skills. Excellent time management skills.
Demonstrated experience with high-pace high-throughput laboratory work.
Academic courses in relevant subjects, such as genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, organic chemistry.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
Must be able to work in the lab with DNA tissue samples.
Must be able to work overtime, weekends, and evenings if needed.
Pay Transparency Act
Annual Full Pay Range: $43,159 - $50,738 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)
Hourly Equivalent: $20.67 - $24.30
Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).
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