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Depending on the experience of the selected candidate, this position will be hired at the Lab Researcher I or Lab Researcher II level.
Incumbent will assist in coordinating, maintaining, and organizing the flow of the Laboratory to ensure an efficient working environment. Incumbent will order laboratory supplies, set-up preventive and maintenance appointments of equipment, and assist with all support services. Use all relevant trainings through experience and the UC system to handle all extra responsibility, and assist in creating high-performing teams. Assist with safety related matters and coordinate compliance with all UCSD EH&S regulations. Assist the screening team in their daily efforts and help with coordinating all work ongoing in the insectary and with mice infections.
Theoretical knowledge of chemistry, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology or related field.
Knowledge of or experience in the operation and maintenance of general and special laboratory equipment such as centrifuges and ultracentrifuge, confocal and quantitative fluorecent microscopes, cell culture incubator, water bath, sterile biosafety hoods, autoclaves, fume hoods, pH meter, nano drop and spectrophotometers, balances, pipetters, beta and gamma counter, thermal cycler, homogenizer, photo imager, film developer, equipment for qPCR gel electrophoresis, western blot equipment and power supplies.
Proficient skills in use of computer for data analysis. Ability to do inventory, interpret and present data, train lab employees and students.
Demonstrated experience in performing and analyzing research projects. Ability to follow protocols, learn new techniques and interact with others.
Experience using Excel spreadsheets and other relevant software to analyze and present data from experimental results.
Ability to present data in a clear and concise manner. Excellent written (using correct English grammar, spelling, and punctuation), verbal and interpersonal communication skills including tact, diplomacy, and flexibility in order to work effectively with staff, study participants, and community agencies in person and on the phone.
Thorough knowledge of or experience with malaria and gametocites parasites.
Knowledge of radiation safety and biosafety techniques and practices. Experience in working with chemical, radioisotope, and biological hazards and to recognize safety problems.
Ability to adhere to established UCSD guidelines for safety and environmental issues.
Ability to integrate data from multiple sources to synthesize conclusions.
Experience in reading and abstracting scientific articles and applying to the design of experiments.
Proven ability to read, comprehend, and discuss research materials.
Knowledge of UC ordering system.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
Must be willing to work occasionally on weekends.
Must be comfortable and knowledgeable to work with mice.
Must be willing to work with hazardous chemicals (appropriate handling of these items under properly defined laboratory practices).
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