Staff Research Associate - 128980

Job Description

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 3/28/2024 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 4/09/2024. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Department of Pediatrics is one of the largest departments within the School of Medicine with approximately 250 Faculty, 127 postdoctoral fellows (both MDs and PhDs) along with over 320 support staff (not including hospital staff). In addition, the Department has 68 clinical residents 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 manages a university-affiliated children's health system with the physicians and leadership of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Rady Children's Hospital, and Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego, a Medical Practice Foundation, unifying pediatric patient care, research, education and community service programs.

Participates in neuronal cell biology research on the microtubule cytoskeleton and intracellular transport in a fruit fly model. Maintains and works with Drosophila strains, including setting up crosses, stock keeping, and managing stock database. Under supervision performs standard molecular biology techniques including DNA isolation, PCR, DNA cloning, gel electrophoresis, DNA sequence analysis, and western blotting. Prepares samples (live whole mount or dissection, fixation, and immunohistochemistry) for imaging via confocal microscopy. Records data carefully and analyzes and interprets results by using Prism, Excel, ImageJ and other computer applications. Modifies protocols as needed with supervision. Assist with organization and tasks related to ordering and maintaining lab supplies and equipment.

  • Theoretical knowledge of molecular and cell biology, genetics, and biochemistry.

  • Knowledge of or experience with laboratory techniques such as preparation of buffers and other standard reagents (e.g. ability to dilute stock reagents), PCR, gel electrophoresis, sequence analysis, DNA/RNA isolation.

  • Excellent ability to communicate both orally and in writing. Ability to make contributions to manuscripts and grant proposals in a clear and concise manner.

  • Computers skills and demonstrated proficiency in the use of statistical software applications. Knowledge of database, word processing, and spreadsheet applications, including Windows Office and Internet applications. Ability to learn new software as required.

  • Ability to understand research goals and rationale. Ability to contribute to discussions in which the goals are discussed or modified.

  • Demonstrated ability to follow university Environmental Health and Safety requirements.

  • Excellent organizational skills, including ability to prioritize work and maintain clear and accurate records.

  • Experience with Drosophila husbandry.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

  • Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.

  • Must be willing to work with hazardous materials.

  • Must be willing to work with animals.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $53,766 - $64,143 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $25.75 - $30.72

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).

UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html


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