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The Department of Medicine (DOM) is the largest department within the UCSD School of Medicine and is responsible for fulfilling the teaching, research, and clinical missions of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. The department employs approximately 500 salaried faculty, 168 academic appointees, 331 residents, fellow and postdocs and 479 staff personnel. We are a small NIH-funded lab in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. We focus on the role of fibrosis during maladaptive cardiac remodeling and how it leads to cardiac dysfunction and progressive heart failure.
This position involves assistance with experiments and research projects, as well as general lab functions. The Laboratory Technician's experiments include molecular biology and biochemical techniques (e.g., western blotting, PCR, cloning, enzyme assays, metabolic labeling, immunohistochemistry), tissue culturing (e.g., preparation and culturing of primary cells, transfection, viral production and transduction), and animal work (e.g., mouse breeding, mouse and rat handling). General lab functions include ordering of lab supplies, maintaining a clean and safe lab environment, and adherence to UCSD guidelines. Laboratory supervisor will maintain an active presence in the lab and training will be provided when needed.
Theoretical knowledge of biochemistry, molecular biology generally acquired through a Bachelor's Degree; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Must possess experience with molecular biology and biochemical techniques (e.g., western blotting, PCR, cloning, enzyme assays, metabolic labeling, immunohistochemistry).
Working knowledge of tissue culturing (e.g., preparation and culturing of primary cells, transfection, viral production and transduction).
Basic laboratory knowledge, such as pipetting, solution preparation, sterile technique.
Overall knowledge of biochemistry, molecular biology, cell and animal physiology.
Quick learner with the ability to work both independently and as a team.
Must be comfortable working with animals.
Basic computer skills.
Cardiovascular and heart physiology.
Knowledge of lab safety.
Experience working with rodents.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
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.