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Lab Associate - 114706

Employer
University of California - San Diego
Location
La Jolla, CA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 02/24/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 03/08/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.

DESCRIPTION

As part of the Department of Surgery, the Center for the Future of Surgery (CFS) is a world-class facility that is advancing surgery techniques by investigating, developing, testing, and teaching procedures that will revolutionize the field of surgery. The goal of the Center for the Future of Surgery (CFS) is to continually improve and expand surgery options using emerging technology so that patients experience less pain and better outcomes.

The Lab Associate utilizes a wide array of knowledge, technical skills and critical-thinking abilities to facilitate teaching, research projects, and labs in the Center for the Future of Surgery. Duties include, but are not limited to, will set-up and clean up of labs, ordering supplies, operating and maintaining equipment, as liaison with surgeons and industry personnel. Assist in pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative care of animals. Assist with multiple surgical procedures. Set-up and clean up of equipment and supplies for daily courses. Assist lab attendees on cadaver and animal labs, with and without robotics. Liaise with industry personnel to understand equipment needs and plan labs.

The CFS is a team environment and all team members are expected to establish and maintain a positive and cooperative working relationship with surgeons, OR personnel, industry partners, and UCSD peers.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Demonstrated ability to follow written and verbal protocols, techniques, and instructions.

  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills.

  • Ability to analyze and resolve non-routine issues using independent judgment.

  • Proficient with PC and/or Mac operation, and various software applications including MS Office.

  • Effective interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. Ability in using tact, diplomacy, discretion, and flexibility with diverse personalities and situations.

  • Ability to work as part of a research team and interact effectively with collaborating labs and others in scientific community.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in a related area.
  • Ability to independently develop, follow, and troubleshoot established lab protocols and procedures.
  • Experience in equipment management and inventory.
  • Knowledge of anatomy, surgical procedures, and techniques.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Must be able to exert up to 60 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours and weekends based on business needs.
  • Position may be subject to an alternate work schedule.
  • Must be willing to work with animals and cadavers.
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