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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 has undergone significant growth in recent years with a consolidated budget of approximately $106 million including sponsored projects expenditures of approximately $54 million and clinical revenue of over $ 52 million. This expansion of the Department's research and clinical portfolio is expected to continue in the next few years.
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 supervision, the Molecular and Cell Biology Researcher will independently conduct research including performing specialized laboratory procedures in molecular and cell biology. Responsibilities will include isolation of RNA and DNA from mammalian cells, RT-PCR, genomic expression analysis, PCR genotyping, and tissue culture. Other shared duties will include mouse colony maintenance and occasional supervision/instruction of students and junior laboratory personnel.
Theoretical and practical background with demonstrated competence in molecular and cell biology or related field, as typically attained by a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated experience to perform required experiments independently and with attention to detail, analyze results, and provide accurate documentation.
Ability to isolate and purify DNA and RNA from multiple types of animal and human samples.
Demonstrated experience using real-time PCR.
Proficiency in computer skills, including statistical analysis, Office, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat.
Ability and willingness to handle and work with human tissues and other bio-hazardous, toxic, and carcinogenic materials, and to recognize safety problems.
Effective and diplomatic oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work with a variety of personnel including staff, researchers, and academic supervisors.
Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize tasks and to work under the pressure of multiple demands and demanding timetables.
Knowledge of radiation safety and bio-safety techniques and practices.
Demonstrated ability to follow established Safety and Bio-hazardous Material Guidelines.
Prior experience working with mice, including working knowledge of mouse husbandry.
Knowledge of and ability to adhere to established UCSD guidelines for safety and environmental issues.
Three years practical laboratory experience, such as supervised research project, independent study, or work experience.
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