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The UC San Diego Department of Bioengineering consists of ~25 ladder rank faculty, ~600 enrolled undergraduate students, ~280 graduate students, ~45 postdoctoral scholars, and ~115 staff positions. The department is consistently ranked as one of the top departments of Bioengineering in the world. It has a $10M annual allocation of State and University funds and holds a multi-million research portfolio (17.7 MIL in total contract & grant expenditures), including awards (but not limited) from the NIH, NSF, other federal flow through, and gifts/private funding. The Department of Bioengineering is one of six departments in the nationally ranked Jacobs School of Engineering. It enjoys close collaborations with the UC San Diego School of Medicine, the Institute of Engineering in Medicine (IEM), the Scripps Research Institute, the Sanford Burnham Institute, and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, among other Divisions and Programs on campus.
The UC San Diego Department of Bioengineering offers the following graduate degrees: Masters of Engineering, Masters of Science, combined Bachelors of Science/Masters of Science, Ph.D. and (in conjunction with the UC San Diego School of Medicine) a combined M.D./Ph.D. degree program.
Under supervision, the Molecular Imaging Research Associate will perform fluorescent staining and imaging of human tissue samples. These are specialized procedures that involve pre-processing of human tissue sections with a combination of chemical and enzymatic reactions, multiple rounds of tissue staining with fluorescent probes and confocal imaging, image archiving and processing using a customized set of algorithms. Additional tasks include analyzing and summarizing image data for progress reports, manuscript preparation and grant proposals.
Must be willing to work with human or animal tissues.
Must be willing to work with biohazardous materials.
Demonstrated experience in molecular biology techniques related to enzymatic reactions of DNA and RNA.
Proven experience in using and maintaining laboratory equipments, including pipettes, centrifuges, incubators, balances, spectrophotometers, and microscopes.
Theoretical knowledge of physics, chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology and general biology.
Demonstrated ability to develop, follow and troubleshoot established lab protocols and lab procedures.
Strong ability to calculate the molarity of solutions, perform dilutions and make solutions following protocols
Willingness and demonstrated ability to meet established standards for dependability and attendance.
B.S. Degree in a Biological Sciences or Engineering; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
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