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The Department of Medicine is responsible for fulfilling the teaching, research, and clinical missions of the University of California, San Diego and employs 500+ full-time salaried faculty members and 150+ academic appointees. Staff personnel include 800+ staff in 9 bargaining units, students, and volunteers.
There are over 250 clinical faculties practicing at multiple sites and hospitals. Professional fee billings for the department exceed $50 million with collections of over $19 million per year. The total annual budget is approximately $200 million, which includes contract and grant revenues, clinical practice and medical center funds, and other state and private endowment funds.
Under supervision from Principal Investigator and Sponsored Project Administrator in the Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine Division, the Lab Technician supports the translational research efforts for a variety of research projects focusing primarily on lung inflammation and host defenses. Responsible for independently coordinating and managing research studies, to include writing and updating protocols, running cellular and molecular assays, running mouse studies, data collection and entry, troubleshooting and problem solving.
The Lab Technician will assist in the conduct of murine studies by ensuring IACUC protocol compliance, keeping anesthetic drugs up to date, monitoring animals, running physiologic studies and obtaining blood and tissue samples, and maintenance of accurate and complete research notebooks and data files.
Theoretical knowledge as required in a Bachelor's Degree in biology, immunology, microbiology; or related field or a combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated experience with interpretation and understanding of research protocols.
Proven experience working in a laboratory research setting with knowledge of protocols, principles and standards.
Demonstrated experience working with mice, including exposing mice via the InExpose system by Scireq.
Proven experience harvesting mouse tissues, including brain, trachea, lungs, heart, kidneys, liver, bladder, femurs, bone marrow, bones and blood.
Experience assessing lung function, including airway resistance, lung compliance, elastance, and responses to methacholine challenge, via the FlexiVent system by SciReq.
Demonstrated experience using database, word processing and spreadsheet applications.
Excellent planning and organizational skills and ability to work in a changing, multiple-demand setting in order to prioritize a large volume of work and meet deadlines efficiently and accurately.
Demonstrated knowledge of FDA policies regulating clinical trials.
Proven experience running molecular and cellular assays, including ELISAs, proteome arrays, bacterial MICs, PCR, neutrophil extracellular trap formation, reactive oxygen species formation, and cell differentials. Knowledge of GraphPad Prism.
Demonstrated experience working in a Pulmonary & Critical Care Office or clinical research environment including knowledge of pulmonary medical terminology.
Good interpersonal skills, including excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to with a diverse group of people to include physicians, researchers and students.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
Must be willing to work with mice, human blood, bacteria and biohazardous materials.
Must be able to travel to occasional meetings and work weekends and evenings as needed.
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.