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The Department of Pediatrics is one of the largest departments within the School of Medicine with approximately 171 Faculty, 50 post-doctoral fellows (both MDs and PhDs) along with over 300 support staff (not including hospital staff). In addition, the Department has 57 clinical residents and fellows distributed across the Divisions. The missions of research, education and patient care are intertwined, and are integral to the goals of the department.
The Department's 16 divisions include Academic General Pediatrics, Child Development & Community Health; Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology; Cardiology; Dysmorphology; Emergency Medicine; Endocrinology; Gastroenterology; Genetics; Genome Information Sciences; Hospital Medicine; Host-Microbe Systems and Therapeutics; Infectious Diseases; Neonatology; Nephrology; and Respiratory Medicine.
In 2001, physicians and leadership of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Rady Children's, and Children's Specialists of San Diego (CSSD) unified pediatric patient care, research, education and community service programs, creating a university-affiliated children's health system to serve the region. Over the past two decades, an extensive list of joint programs has developed, with many physicians and researchers playing a role at both institutions.
This affiliation has consolidated the clinical, teaching, research and public service programs of the UCSD School of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics with San Diego's only health care system dedicated to the health and well-being of children. In 2009, this partnership was furthered by the creation of Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego, a Medical Foundation, and is now recognized as having global leaders in research, technology, translational medicine, education and clinical excellence.
Under the general supervision of academic supervisor, the incumbent will manage all aspects of the research laboratory and conduct independent research projects.
The position has dual functions in scientific research and laboratory management. The research functions involve performance of molecular biology, cell culture, creation and utilization of primary transgenic human cells, complex data interpretation and study designs based on current scientific literature and recent advances in the field, organizing and executing all techniques involved. The incumbent is expected to make significant innovative contributions pertaining to the design and overall direction of research projects, proposing possible changes or new directions when appropriate. Independently perform analysis including PCR, RT-PCR, nucleic acid isolation, cloning, SDS-PAGE, western blotting, protein purification, RNA isolation, cDNA synthesis, viral construction creation, ELISA, isolation and propagation of primary human cells from pediatric and adult tissues, and tissue culture.
Laboratory oversight responsibilities include coordinating with EH&S to maintain a safe working environment. Functions as the main laboratory manager. Develops and maintains inventory of reagents, biological samples and analytical datasets. Develops and maintains standard operating procedures and method protocols. Provides work direction and teach laboratory procedures to undergraduate students and graduate students, and assists postdoctoral scholars. Directs and oversees the work of laboratory technicians. Performs general laboratory maintenance and assists with equipment maintenance. The incumbent will also oversee ledgers, income and expenditures, and monitor lab safety issues. The position also encompasses a variety of laboratory management duties that include overseeing ordering, inventory, creation and management of human cells, samples, and tissues, equipment upkeep, interfacing with neighboring laboratories and collaborators, and provides work direction to one staff research associate (level I), visiting students and laboratory assistants.
Scientific intellect especially as it pertains to the immunology and function of cells in a Th2 inflammatory environment is essential. The candidate is expected to read and abstracts relevant scientific articles, finding new sources of information for novel experimental design and execution. Participates in the preparation of manuscripts and scientific articles suitable for publication in scientific journals, including editing technical sections of manuscripts. Performs data analysis, including statistical analysis, using computerized methods.
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.