#101096 Staff Research Associate I

La Jolla, CA
Aug 10, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 8/14/19 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 8/23/19. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is growing in the diverse areas of professional educational programs, cutting-edge research, and pharmacy services. Research areas specific to this position posting include the spectrum of drug development, drug discovery, pharmacology in disease models, toxicology, drug delivery, and pharmacy practices including pharmacoeconomics, pharmacogenomics, and health systems. The school is committed to offering a dynamic learning environment and growing opportunities to its talented and dedicated employees.

Under supervision, the incumbent will assist senior researchers with preparing samples for cell sorting and selection of nanobody binders selected on the cell surface of mammalian or other cell types. We have developed protocols in the laboratory for sorting bacteria as well as yeast and mammalian cells and analyzing binding affinities/specificities of surface-expressed antibodies using Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) and cell analyzer. The incumbent must have a prior knowledge in cell sorting and analysis as well as protein purification for antibody production and testing.

  • Theoretical knowledge of chemistry or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Ability to perform basic analytical chemistry lab experiments such as preparation of solutions and reagents according to research project needs.

  • Skill in working in a fast-paced research laboratory with deadlines for research results for grant proposals, manuscripts, and presentations at scientific meetings.

  • Communication skills to communicate in person, by phone, and in writing to diverse groups of persons who are laboratory staff, students, administrative staff, and academic faculty.

  • Ability to maintain inventories of laboratory reagents, solvents, glassware, and related items.

  • Ability to learn new analytical chemical techniques and adapt them to ongoing research projects.

  • Ability to provide oral presentation and explanation of research methods and results.

  • Ability to organize experiments with controls to make progress on several related projects.

  • Ability to make improvements on existing procedures that require trouble-shooting.

  • Theoretical knowledge and or experience in cell sorting and analysis as well as Surface Plasmon Resonance.
  • Willing to work some nights and weekends, depending on research need.

  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

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