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Laboratory Assistant

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University of California – San Diego Medical Centers

Location :
San Diego, California

Expiry Date :
Sun, 06 Dec 2020 23:59:59 GMT

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Description :
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/6/20 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/17/20. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance. DESCRIPTION =========== The Department of Anesthesiology employs over 200 Academic and Staff personnel and has an annual operating budget of $83 million in annualized resources (School of Medicine and Clinical Practice Organization (CPO) between Practice Plan revenues, VA Medical Center funding, Hospital and Medical Group funding,, UC Foundation, Research sources and School of Medicine funds. There are over 85 Clinical faculty, 20 Ph.D. faculty, 8 Post-Doctoral Scholars, 42 Residents, 8 Senior Clinical Fellows, 33 Certified Nurse Anesthetists, 1 Physician Assistant and five collective bargaining units represented. The Department provides Clinical Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Services in Hillcrest, Thornton Hospital, Shiley Eye Center, Rady Children’s Hospital, Jacobs Medical Center and the VA Medical Center. The Department operates a Pain Clinic at Perlman. The Department’s research programs include bench and clinical research programs located at the VA Medical Center, Medical Teaching Facility, Clinical Teaching Facility, Hillcrest, Thornton, Sanford Consortium of Regenerative Medicine facilities and the Altman CTRI. This position is located at the ACTRI, in the Department of Anesthesiology s Brain Mechanisms of Pain and Health Laboratory. Under supervision of Dr. Zeidan, the Lab Assistant will assist with basic laboratory operations, organize, work with healthy and chronic pain patients assisting with psychophysical, brain imaging, and pharmacologic studies as directed. Assigned duties and responsibilities include routine laboratory maintenance, assisting with psychological and psychophysical methodologies. Lab assistant will assist with adhering to IRB protocols, collect human data, and assist with behavioral interventions ensuring accurate collection of data. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS ====================== * Graduation from high school or a General Education Diploma and one year of laboratory experience or two years of college including courses in the in the natural, physical or social sciences and two years of laboratory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. * Knowledge of safe human testing procedures (CITI training; experience with IRB). * Ability to follow written and verbal directions. * Knowledge of personal computer programs including word processing, basic computer coding, SPSS, Word, Excel, unix. * Ability to adhere to established UCSD guidelines for safety and environmental issues. * Must be able to work effectively with human volunteers and patients. * Requires a thorough understanding of laboratory principles involved. Knowledge of safe laboratory processes and procedures. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS ======================== * Knowledge of psychology, neuroscience, human biology, and pre-medicine is desired. SPECIAL CONDITIONS ================== * Employment is subject to a criminal background check. * Occasional evenings and weekends may be required. * Must be willing to work with hazardous materials.