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UCSD Department of Psychiatry is one of the most innovative and productive academic departments in the country, offering challenging career opportunities in the diverse areas of advanced educational programs, cutting-edge research, and state-of-the-art clinical services. The department is committed to offering a dynamic learning environment and growing opportunities to its talented and dedicated employees.
Under supervision of the Neuromedical core manager, incumbent provides general laboratory and research support to staff at the HIV Neurobehavioral Research Programs (HNRP). Responsibilities include the processing of clinical samples, collecting and compiling clinical laboratory results from research subjects at the HNRP, prepare results for data entry, and assist clinician in mailing lab results to study participants and their physicians. Will log-in laboratory fluid samples, as well as will assist in samples selection, (using JMP, an analytical computer program), and pulling of fluid samples.
The incumbent will also assist in conducting immunoassay research, collecting and processing (including shipping, receiving, and inventorying) research specimens, performing point of care tests(e.g, urine toxicology screens and Rapid Plasma Reagin), assist in designing and implementing new laboratory protocols, operating and maintaining laboratory equipment, and compiling data generated.
College level course work in Psychology, Psychiatry, Neurosciences or other related field; or comparable level of knowledge and/or experience.
Demonstrated knowledge of general laboratory techniques such as pipetting, measuring, and operation of laboratory equipment.
Proven ability to recognize specific laboratory results and identify abnormal values.
Computer (PC & Mac) knowledge to effectively use spreadsheets, databases, word processing programs, and electronic mail, and navigate the internet. Experience using MS Office, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, as well as analytical program, e.g SAS-JMP.
Demonstrated ability to assist in collecting research specimens via phlebotomy.
Proven ability to assist with inventory of human and animal specimens (e.g., plasma, CSF, whole blood, stool, cells, saliva and urine) collected for all scientific studies.
Demonstrated ability to label and prepare sample test tubes and boxes for storage or shipping using UCSD guidelines for working with bio-hazardous material.
Experience in searching for and retrieving specimens from bio-repository for assays or shipments upon request. This includes ability to conduct a large-scale database search for available specimens.
Proven cultural competency working with diverse populations including ethnic and cultural minorities, gays and lesbians, people living with HIV, and people recovering from substance abuse.
Possess a current California Phlebotomy Certificate.
Bench experience working with human tissue and fluids.
Must be willing to work an occasional Saturday.
Must have access to reliable transportation.
Must be willing to work at a large HIV/NeuroAIDS research center.