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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.
A laboratory assistant for Palmer lab in Psychiatry Department. The main duty is to assist in isolating DNA from tissue samples and preparing it for NGS applications, according to the laboratory protocols. Keep excellent records about the sample processing according to established procedures. Identify problems and bring them to supervisor's attention. Assist with keeping laboratory equipment clean and in working order.
Graduation from high school or a GED and one (1) 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, tapestation, etc.
Demonstrated general laboratory experience.
Extreme attention to details, high standards for accuracy and documentation. Excellent organizational and record-keeping skills.
Excellent time management skills.
Good communication skills.
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.
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.