Lab Assistant Position Available!

A cancer biology lab in the department of Pharmacology is looking for a motivated and enthusiastic laboratory assistant. Using transgenic and transplantation-based models, the lab investigates the development of normal stem cells, the ability these cells to give rise to tumors, and the mechanisms that allow tumor growth and progression. The long-term goal is to develop new strategies for treatment of aggressive cancers.

The Lab Assistant will assist with management of the lab including ordering, maintaining budgets, writing protocols, ensuring compliance with animal and safety regulations, and supervising undergraduate research assistants. He/she will also work directly with graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in support of ongoing research projects. Qualified individuals will also have the opportunity to carry out an independent research project.

Requires:

  • Requires a bachelors degree in a biological science or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.  Experience working in a research lab (outside of coursework) is required. A two-year commitment to this position is required.
  • Previous experience in developmental biology and/or cancer biology will be helpful. Experience handling and working with small animals is highly desired.
  • Must have professional-level experience with Microsoft Office and the ability to learn department-specific programs and equipment as needed.
  • Requires a professional demeanor, strong analytical skills, and excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills.

To Apply:

Please contact Marcie Kritzik at mkritzik@ucsd.edu for more information or to submit your cover letter/resume for consideration.

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