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The Department of Medicine (DOM) is the largest department within the UCSD School of Medicine and is responsible for fulfilling the teaching, research, and clinical missions of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. The department employs approximately 500 salaried faculty, 168 academic appointees, 331 residents, fellow and postdocs and 479 staff personnel.
Under direction, incumbent provides high-level scientific leadership and engages in difficult and complex research projects in collaboration with academic supervisor and/or collaborators, making important original contributions. Consult with Principal Investigators (PIs) on the nature and general plan of approach to basic and complex research problems; read and abstract scientific articles pertaining to the prosecution of broad research problems; contribute to experiments in order to meet existing grant objectives/milestones and other funding objectives. This includes planning, development, execution and analysis of experiments. Interpret and analyze data yielded by new/original method(s) used or developed in the course of laboratory and/or field phase of research.
The Incumbent is expected to assist with the technical writing for grant opportunities. The incumbent is also expected to co-author scientific journal articles and publications, and develop technical data to summarize experimental results for oral and poster presentation and publication. Stay abreast of and interpret for management rules and regulations and terms and conditions of specific grants, including those of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Identify, research and pursue new and relevant grant opportunities and communicate such opportunities to PI's. Develop and maintain collaborative, working relationships with the Health Sciences leadership.
A Bachelor's Degree in related area; and/or equivalent experience/training.
Minimum of five (5+) or more years of research data analysis and management experience. In-depth knowledge of research function.
Bachelor's Degree in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, or related field; or equivalent combination of experience and education to possess theoretical knowledge of stem cell biology and job related biological techniques, practices and design.
Demonstrated experience in technical direction and training of students, post-docs, and technicians.
Advanced demonstrated experience in mouse models of cancer.
Proven experience performing surgical implantation of shRNA-transfected tumor cell lines and intra-hepatic injections of human primary cells.
Demonstrated experience in designing and performing next generation RNA sequencing samples preparation and analyses.
Demonstrated experience in DNA and RNA extraction and use of extracted products in various PCR methods.
Advanced skills associated with statistical analysis, database management and systems programming. Expertise with PC software applications such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint to produce reports, correspondence, graphs, and spreadsheets to generate, track, and analyze data.
Strong skills in analysis and consultation. Expertise in procuring funding by designing and executing experiments, analyzing data and deriving conclusions, developing experimental plans based on results from those preliminary studies, and writing all components of grant applications. These components include Abstracts, Specific Aims, Background and Significance, Preliminary Studies, Research Design and Methods, Budgets, Personnel, Animal Protocols, and revisions of applications based on Reviewer's comments.
Excellent ability to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner both verbally and in writing. Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills including tack, diplomacy, and flexibility in order to work and interact effectively with staff, researchers, and management in person and on the phone.
Proven project management skills. Ability to lead and influence within and external to project team. Ability to organize, interpret, evaluate, and present research findings in a variety of formats including research manuscripts, grant proposals, external manuscripts, and oral presentations and in collaborative and instructional scientific interactions within laboratory and discussion settings.
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.