Instructional Support Technician III - Biology, College of Sciences

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Job Title: Instructional Support Technician III - Biology, College of Sciences
Location: San Diego Main Campus
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 7100

San Diego State University is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of historically underrepresented groups.

Initial review of applications will begin on Thursday, October 31, 2019. To receive full consideration, apply by Wednesday, October 30, 2019. The position will remain open until filled. The online application should be completed in detail. Completion of the online application is required for consideration; a resume alone will not suffice.

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This is full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, temporary position anticipated to end on or before 11/04/2020, with the possibility of reappointment and/or permanency. This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

Grainger Laboratory lab manager and technician. Purpose and objectives include:

Zebrafish facility setup and maintenance: Assisting the principal investigator with the setup of a new laboratory, including a zebrafish facility. Management and oversight of the zebrafish facility, including the coordination and management of a team of students for raising artemia and rotifers; feeding zebrafish adults and larvae; and raising larval zebrafish. 24-hour a day availability for emergency zebrafish system response in case of alarms. Maintain zebrafish environmental control and power, and equipment, in coordination with Aquaneering.

Functional screening of transgenic zebrafish, zebrafish husbandry, generation of novel transgenic and mutant zebrafish lines, and maintenance and genotyping of zebrafish stocks.

Routine laboratory maintenance and management tasks: exercises knowledge and judgment to manage purchasing and shipping of appropriate materials by ordering, making direct purchase, or writing specification; seeks sources for hard-to-find and unique materials, solves shipping problems; works within the laboratory budget, manages safety training and compliance; assists faculty and students in planning and execution of new experiments and experimental problem solving; develops schedules for minimizing downtime of equipment; uses knowledge of materials for safe storage and use of chemicals; prepares reports for weekly meetings and for publications; maintains laboratory documentation. Supervising/training undergraduate and graduate students and training fellow colleagues.

In-depth understanding and application of molecular biology assays: DNA and RNA extractions, molecular cloning, PCR, qPCR, Western blotting, immunoprecipitations, APEX2- mediated proximity labeling, luciferase assays, in situ hybridizations, agarose gel electrophoresis, sequencing, immunohistochemistry, biochemical staining, cryo-sectioning zebrafish tissues, flow cytometry, fluorescence activated cell sorting and confocal microscopy. Routine maintenance of laboratory equipment. Planning and executing experiments for grants and publications. Tissue culture including maintenance and recording of stocks; transfections; generation, selection and characterization of transgenic cell lines.

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Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $6,000 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,107 - $7,430 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.

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Minimum Qualifications

Equivalent to three years of experience providing instructional support services for a related unit or discipline, or in producing materials or supplies or repairing equipment in a discipline related to specialty area to which assigned.


Equivalent to two years of college with 16 semester units in courses involving extensive use of materials, supplies, or equipment and in a discipline related to the area to which assigned may be substituted for one year of the required experience.


Equivalent to four years of college with 16 semester units in courses involving extensive use of materials, supplies, or equipment and in a discipline related to the specialty area to which assigned may be substituted for two years of the required experience.

Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills

  • Zebrafish facility management experience
  • Laboratory management experience
  • Expertise in Wnt signaling and hematopietic stem cell development
  • Experience with training and supervising students
  • Recombinant protein purification and validation
  • Zebrafish husbandry and maintenance
  • Zebrafish microinjection
  • Generation and validation of transgenic zebrafish lines and CRISPR mutants
  • Advanced molecular cloning
  • Mammalian cell culture: maintenance, transfection, generation and validation of stable cell lines
  • Molecular biology: DNA/RNA extraction and purification, PCR, qPCR, Western blotting, In situ hybridization, lmmunoprecipitation
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To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button. If you need assistance completing your application, please click here.

Applicants with disabilities requiring assistance may call (619) 594-1663.

General Information

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a smoke free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

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Job No: 7100
Posted: 10/18/2019
Application Due: 12/17/2019
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