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Lab Manager / Research Associate - 120991

UC San Diego
United States, California, Oakland
1111 Franklin Street (Show on map)
January 26, 2023
Lab Manager / Research Associate - 120991
Job Description
Extended Deadline: Wed 2/8/2023
UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: /

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 01/12/23 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 01/24/23. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Placement within the salary range is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).


Under supervision, incumbent will manage a radiology research laboratory that images animals using different types of imaging scanners. Duties will include animal handling, anesthesia, injection of contrast agents and radiotracers, and anesthesia maintenance & recovery. The incumbent will manage the day-to-day operations of the lab, schedule shared resource equipment, and order & maintain the supplies and chemicals. The incumbent will instruct postdoctoral scholars, graduate students and other staff members various aspects of the research program including the use of animals, develop and maintain standard operating procedures (SOPs) and the orderly function of the laboratory.

  • Theoretical knowledge in biology, biomedical sciences or a related field generally acquired through a Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of anatomy is strongly preferred.

  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in animal care, handling, and restraining in dogs, pigs, rabbits, rats, mice, etc.

  • Experience to administer drugs and collect blood and tissue. Proven skill in observing animals for health and anesthesia. Proven familiarity of electronic equipment for physiologic recording. Proven skill in surgical preparation. Demonstrated experience in venipuncture.

  • Superb organization and recordkeeping (animal health, surgical records, data, etc.) skills.

  • Knowledge of sterile techniques for cell culture. General analytical chemistry skill (mixing chemicals and reagents, balancing equations, etc.) Use of basic laboratory equipment (pH meters, microscopes, balances, pipettes, centrifuges, etc).

  • Excellent written skills and knowledge of English language, including grammar, usage, spelling, and punctuation. Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills. Skill to communicate clearly, effectively, tactfully, and patiently in person, on the telephone, and in writing to a diverse group of people in the academic and scientific communities. Ability to present a positive impression in person, on the telephone, and through written correspondence.

  • Demonstrated skill in use of PC and computer software. Ease with database, spreadsheets and word processing. Familiarity with UCSD systems preferred.

  • Ability to read, understand, and extract information from published medical, chemical, and biological literature to prepare background information for scientific papers, abstracts, and grant proposals.

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct radiolabeling procedures that produce radiopharmaceuticals.

  • Proven experience in chemical modification of macromolecules.

  • Experience in high-performance liquid chromatography.

  • Experience in instant thin layer chromatography and radioactivity scanning

  • Experience with handling of radioisotopes for radiochemistry experiments.
  • Experience in the operation of gamma counter and LIGAND software program.
  • Demonstrated use of radiological modalities.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.
  • Must be willing to work with animals.
  • Must be willing to work with hazardous materials.
  • Must be willing to work with radioactivity

Pay Transparency Act Full Salary Range: $56,564 - $90,995 Annually

The University of California, San Diego is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range for this position is defined as the Full Pay Range. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position defined as the Expected Pay Scale. Placement within the Expected Pay Scale is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health Sciences is comprised of our School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and our Student Health and Well-Being Department. We have long been at the forefront of translational - or "bench-to-bedside" - research, transforming patient care through discovery and innovation leading to new drugs and technologies. Translational research is carried out every day in the hundreds of clinical trials of promising new therapies offered through UC San Diego Health, and in the drive of our researchers and clinician-scientists who are committed to having a significant impact on patient care. We invite you to join our team!

Applications/Resumes are accepted for current job openings only. For full consideration on any job, applications must be received prior to the initial closing date. If a job has an extended deadline, applications/resumes will be considered during the extension period; however, a job may be filled before the extended date is reached.

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit .

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:

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UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free environment. Employees may be subject to drug screening.

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Posted: 1/26/2023

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