LAB TECHNICIAN POSITION

Joan Turner joan at JEEVES.UCSD.EDU
Wed Feb 12 11:51:57 EST 1997


JOB OPENING:  C. ELEGANS LABORATORY TECHNICIAN

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO
CAMPUS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES BULLETIN

111774-P
LABORATORY ASSISTANT II
Biology
Filing Deadline: 2/24/97
$1805-$2122
100% Casual

Full-time casual position ending 364 days from hire with potential for
extension to career status. Assist with research on early embryonic
development of the free-living soil nematode Caenorhabditis elegans and
serve as general lab manager. Lab duties include standard C. Elegans
procedures; maintenance of strain collection; maintenance of nematode
cultures; embryo fixation for immunofluorescence; and assisting with
standard protein/biochemistry procedures and with molecular biology
procedures. Lab manager duties include organization and maintenance of the
lab; ordering supplies; monitoring expenditures; and serving as safety
coordinator. SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Willingness to work with
radioisotopes. REQUIREMENTS: College level course work in biochemistry,
molecular biology, and genetics including lab techniques. Skill with
sterile technique. Manual and visual dexterity to manipulate individual
worms and identify various life stages. Experience with molecular biology
techniques. Skill with general lab techniques including titration,
preparation of molar solutions, and the use of centrifuge, balance and pH
meter. Familiarity with genetic concepts including, but not limited to,
mutant phenotypes, temperature sensitive mutations, maternal versus zygotic
effects. Skill to record scientific data in a well-organized lab notebook.
Ability to work with Apple computers and associated software. Basic math
skills and ability to monitor expenditures and grant budgets.
Organizational skills. Effective interpersonal and oral and written
communication skills. PREFERRED: Experience working with C. Elegans.
Knowledge of purchasing and reimbursement procedures and ability to
efficiently inventory supplies and keep records. Skill with protein
techniques. Knowledge of specialized scientific terminology of
developmental genetics, biochemistry, and molecular biology. Ability to
work with radioactive isotopes.

Application/Resume Procedures

Complete and submit an Applicant Data Form with the initial application or
resume. Submit one application/resume for each posting number that you wish
consideration. Attach the appropriate clerical, research or programming
skills inventory if applying for position(s) in those categories. All
application/resume materials must be submitted at one time. Materials
submitted at a separate time may not be included. Submit application/resume
via:
         Fax: (619) 822-0547.

         Mail: UCSD Human Resources, Mail Code 0967, La Jolla, CA 92093-0967.

         E-Mail: resume at human-resources.ucsd.edu.

         Walk-in visit: UCSD Human Resources, Campus Employment Office,
10280 North Torrey Pines Road, Suite 266, La Jolla CA. Our office hours are
Monday - Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. Applications may also be placed in our drop
box outside the office between the hours of  7 am - 6 pm, Monday - Friday.

Applications/resumes must be received at the Campus Employment Office by
4:30 of the final filing date for full consideration. Individuals with
disabilities will be provided reasonable accommodations on the application,
interview, and employment process upon request. For more information,
contact a Staffing Specialist at (619)534-2812 or Voice and TDD at (619)
534-4633.


Joan Turner
Department of Biology 0346
Payroll & Personnel Services
jturner at UCSD.edu
phone (619) 534-1965
fax (619) 534-6341





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