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Placement within the salary range is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).
The Department of Neurosciences is a large department within the UCSD School of Medicine. The Department’s mission is to create the synergies and define the ideas and programs that will allow us to transform the way our neurosciences community discovers, teaches and cares. We strive to conduct cutting-edge science and research and train the next generation of neurologists and researchers by fostering education at all levels and integrating the latest scientific and medical advances into the curriculum.
Under supervision of the Principal Investigator (PI) and the lab manager, the incumbent will assist and perform research as a research technician for a Neurosciences laboratory focusing on experiments using rodent models of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). Research Technician will perform a limited variety of non-standard experimental procedures. Responsibilities include microscopy and image analysis, database and website maintenance.
Theoretical and practical background in protein chemistry combined with college level coursework in molecular biology or related science with laboratory experience. Two (2) years laboratory experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.
Ability to perform a limited variety of non-standard experimental procedures involving biochemical, anatomical and molecular approaches with accuracy and attention to detail. Willingness and ability to learn new techniques and tasks.
Basic knowledge of medical and scientific terminology and familiar with those associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
Strong computer skills and experience with the operation of all basic software application such as Word and Excel. In addition have experience in using statistical programs and specialized imaging and analysis software.
Ability to process human and murine brain tissue for immunocytochemical assays and western blots, and electron microscope.
Excellent verbal, written, and electronic communication skills that facilitate professional, effective, and courteous interaction with a diverse population. Demonstrated ability to effectively prepare manuscripts for publication.
Effective interpersonal skills including tact, diplomacy and flexibility. Ability to work independently and/or in a team framework in conjunction with principles of community and in a lab environment that interacts with a diverse group of research and technical personnel and other laboratories.
Thorough knowledge and skill in the safe and efficient operation of lab equipment including hand-held pipettors, pH meters, glassware.
Pay Transparency Act Full Salary Range: $51,949 – $61,972 Annually
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$24.88 – $29.68 / Hour
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Pay: $51,949 to $61,972/year
Pay Transparency Act $51,949 – $61,972 Annually
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