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Staff Research Associate, Department of Pathology

Recruitment Period

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 01/25/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 02/03/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Final date: Wednesday, Feb 2, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Description

Under supervision the staff research associate will be engaging in cell biology activities, with a strong focus on placental and stem cell biology. They will perform/assist with research activities such as in vitro tissue culture work (including culture of human pluripotent stem cells), isolation of primary cells from human tissues, protein quantification, western-blot, DNA/RNA extraction, and Q-PCR. They will also prepare media, buffers, and solutions as needed. Data processing and statistical analysis as needed.

The Research Associate will also manage our biohazard use authorization and serve as our area safety coordinator, provide routine laboratory equipment maintenance, order and maintain supplies and equipment and oversee undergraduate part-time lab aides whose duties include washing glassware and making buffers for the lab. As this is a new lab, they will initially be required to help the set up of the lab with equipment purchase and installation.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Theoretical knowledge of molecular biology techniques and genetics typically acquired through Bachelor's degree in biology or related field; and/or relevant lab experience.

  • Demonstrated experience in sterile technique.

  • Demonstrated ability to follow written and verbal protocols, techniques, and instructions

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills over a wide range of situations and individuals needed to interact professionally and effectively in the work environment in person, on the phone, and in writing to a diverse population; including persons from foreign countries, the business community, academicians, students and staff with a high degree of diplomacy, mature judgment, tact, and flexibility.

  • Strong knowledge of proper formats, grammar, and spelling in English and proofreading ability sufficient to compose, edit, and publish professional correspondence as well as effectively and accurately document research procedures. Ability to read, comprehend, discuss, and present research materials.

  • Proficient experience with the operation of a personal computer and software applications, such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access), Photoshop, Acrobat.

  • Knowledge of bio, chemical, and radiation safety techniques and practices. Ability to follow established Safety and Biohazardous Material Guidelines and implement measures to ensure compliance and maintain associated records.

  • Willingness to learn new theory, techniques, and tasks and share knowledge.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience making decisions, analyzing situations, problem solving, and initiating action for laboratory maintenance.
  • Strong organizational skills to order and maintain lab reagents and supplies, and keep accurate lab records and computer files.
  • Experience with UCSD ordering, EH&S, and facilities policies and business systems.
  • Experience in basic cell culture techniques.
  • Experience with RNA and protein isolation, RT and qPCR, and Western blot techniques.
  • Skill to work with animal and human tissues; tissue trimming and histology analysis, and knowledge in necropsy.
  • Skill in the operation and maintenance of various lab equipment such as centrifuges, spectrophotometers, balances, pH meters, autoclaves and electrophoresis equipment.

Special Conditions

  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Must be willing to work with animal/human tissues and hazardous materials.

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Full Professor, Division of Regenerative Medicine

Recruitment Period
Open date: December 4th, 2020
Next review date: Sunday, Jan 3, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Saturday, Dec 4, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Description

Faculty Position in Regenerative Medicine. The Department of Medicine (http://med.ucsd.edu) at University of California, San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body and is currently recruiting outstanding faculty for tenured positions in the Division of Regenerative Medicine.

The Division of Regenerative Medicine, in cooperation with the UC San Diego Health System, the School of Medicine, and the Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center, seeks faculty applicants to join a highly interdisciplinary effort dedicated to advancing stem cell research from bench to bedside.

UC San Diego seeks candidates who will establish independent and vigorous extramurally-funded research program , and a willingness to participate in university service, graduate and undergraduate teaching. Faculty are sought to conduct strongly interdisciplinary research with clinical applicability in stem cell science and medicine.

The Department is interested in candidates who have demonstrated commitment to excellence by providing leadership in teaching, research or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

Candidates must have a PhD in health related areas or MD degree or MD/PhD. Candidates must have a track record of publications in internationally recognized journals and have established, independent and vigorous extramurally-funded research programs in regenerative medicine, human brain cancer, development of new drugs, and cellular therapeutics. Candidates must also have innovative approaches and expertise in more than one discipline.

Appointment will be at the Full Professor rank. Series will include 50% Ladder Rank / 50% In-Residence with secured extramural funding or 100% Ladder Rank. Rank and series of appointment will be based on skills and qualifications of the candidate. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales. The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

A link to full descriptions of each series is provided for your review:

•Ladder Rank Professor - see: http://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-220.pdf

•In-Residence Professor - see: http://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-270.pdf

Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego's Academic Personnel RECRUIT system at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF02597.

As a member of the Health Sciences Compensation Plan, the appointee should be aware that there are limitations on outside professional activities and clinical moonlighting is expressly prohibited. Additional information can be found here: https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-671.pdf

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC San Diego requires all candidates for academic appointments with tenure or security of employment to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release” into RECRUIT as part of their application.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Job Location
La Jolla, CA

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Authorization to Release Form - Applicants must complete, sign and upload this form. See Institutional Reference Check (https://aps.ucsd.edu/recruitment/background_check/) for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Post Doctoral Researcher, Division of Regenerative Medicine

Recruitment Period
Open date: December 11th, 2019
Last review date: Thursday, Jan 9, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Thursday, Dec 10, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Description
The Signer Lab in the Division of Regenerative Medicine at UC San Diego is looking for a Post-Doctoral Researcher interested in protein homeostasis in hematopoietic stem cells.

The Post Doctoral Researcher will be responsible for the following:
1) Characterization of hematopoiesis in genetic mouse models, 2) Isolation and transplantation of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells, 3) Quantification of gene/protein expression, signal transduction pathway activation, and evaluation of protein homeostasis.

Procedures will include cellular and molecular biology techniques including flow cytometry, cell sorting, PCR, Western blotting, high throughput sequencing, microscopy, cloning, virus preparation/infection, tissue culture, and generation of transgenic/knockout mice.

The postdoctoral researcher will also be involved in general laboratory maintenance, participate in group meetings, data presentation and manuscript preparation.

Candidates must have obtained a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in cellular and molecular biology and/or a related field.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on published University of California pay scales. Applications must be submitted to the UCSD on-line application collection system, AP-On-Line Recruit, at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02342

The Office of Research Affairs at UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the academic, staff, and student body.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Job Location
La Jolla, CA

Requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.
  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

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