#99483 Lab Assistant - Part Time

La Jolla, CA
May 22, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

This position is a limited position at 40% (part-time) with the possibility of extension/career conversion.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 06/04/19. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Center for Neural Repair (CNR) is within the UCSD department of Neurosciences. Our goal is to understand and enhance mechanisms of CNS regeneration after spinal cord injury. Projects in animals are designed toward finding clinically relevant advances and translational therapies to treat human paralysis and neurodegenerative disease.

Under supervision, Lab Assistant will perform daily injections on rodents as part of a stem cell graft treatment study of spinal cord injured (SCI) laboratory rodents. Other duties include assist in post-op care and management of SCI rodents, performing basic laboratory duties such as pipetting, weighing and making solutions, general laboratory maintenance and assisting with ordering lab supplies. May also assist with behavioral observation test on rodents.

  • Two (2) years of college including courses in biological sciences; or equivalent combination of High School diploma and relevant experience.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of general laboratory methods.

  • Demonstrated experience handling and working with rodents.

  • Proven ability in handling and preparation of solutions, chemicals, and drugs.

  • Knowledge of antiseptic techniques, and ability to create standard media solutions and buffers.

  • Ability to fulfill the tasks related to rodent handling and restraint and other minor procedures.

  • Excellent verbal, written, and electronic communication skills.

  • Demonstrated excellent time management skills.

  • Strong skill in accurate record keeping. Ability to organize/analyze/calculate data and produce results in graphic or visual formats.

  • Knowledge of Material Safety Data Sheets. Knowledge of basic lab equipment.
  • Knowledge of basic lab safety requirements and procedures.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Must be able and willing to work with rats.
  • Must be able to work on weekends and holidays.

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