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LVN Supervisor, OPP Sanford Center

Description
Involves the oversight of Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN) performing a variety of patient care activities, such as administering injections and medications, monitoring patients' blood pressure, changing bandages, inserting catheters, and assisting with bathing or dressing. LVNs are trained to work in all aspects of health care, and may specialize in certain areas. Work is performed in a variety of medical settings, such as hospitals, clinics, physicians' offices and home care. Ensures the quality of LVN patient care and serves as a role model. Assists staff with escalated issues and reports patients' status and concerns to management or clinicians as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in business, healthcare administration or equivalent experience.
  • Current Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) license (IV therapy certified) issued by the state of California.
  • BART at time of hire with commitment to obtain BART within six months of hire date.
  • Three or more years of LVN experience, including experience in a clinic setting.
  • LVN experience in a research environment.
  • One or more years of supervisory experience. Skills to manage the complex workflow and multiple priorities involved with a clinic, center or practice.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skill to perform basic nursing techniques, i.e. taking vital signs, height and weight, administering medications including injections, application of dressings, performing venipunctures (drawing labs), POC testing, setting up sterile trays and assisting with procedures.
  • Strong organizational skills with demonstrated ability to prioritize assignments and maintain work flow and work productively in meeting critical deadlines with constantly changing priorities and interruptions.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and accurately both verbally and in writing. Excellent interpersonal skills, using tact and diplomacy in order to interact effectively with all level of professional provider, staff, and a diversity of patients. Skill in appropriate telephone techniques.
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office Suite: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, EPIC, PCIS, VELOS, computer systems.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Clinical Research Coordinator certification.
  • Experience working in an ambulatory setting.
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Manufacturing Associate, Advanced Cell Therapy Laboratory

Description
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.

The Advanced Cell Therapy lab is a state-of-the-art cGMP manufacturing facility whose highly skilled team will support UC and local investigators transition novel therapies through the IND and Phase I/II clinical trials. Under general supervision, responsible for performing GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) cell culture and the associated assays within a laboratory or clean room. Perform a broad range of laboratory activities in the support of cell therapy products under cGMP for use in pre-clinical & clinical studies.

Undertakes translational research and development and validation studies of processes and equipment as required. Performs all associated CTL procedures that are required to ensure the daily operation of the CTL and to maintain CTL licensing and accreditation, as indicated. Responsible for participating in the quality management and accreditation process. Responsible for culturing T cells, NK cells, neuronal cells, stem cells, embryonic stem cells, and other cell types derived from donors.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in a science related field of study and one (1) year of relevant experience; or a combination of experience and education required.
  • Hands-on experience in a pharmaceutical, biotech, drug manufacturing, or academic environment is required, with knowledge of clean room practices being essential.
  • Demonstrated experience with aseptic cell culture methods, including cryopreserving, thawing, and expanding cell lines, is required.
  • Experience using basic laboratory equipment; knowledge of safe laboratory procedures. Willingness to adhere to established UCSD guidelines for safety and environmental issues.
  • Proficient computer skills using MS Word, Excel and email.
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize tasks and to work under the pressure of multiple demands.
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions described in SOPs and batch records and to record data accurately and in a legible manner per cGMP requirements.
  • Proven ability to work with a variety of individuals including faculty, clinicians, and staff and to work as a team member in a support position.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience and knowledge in iPSC cell culture techniques, including culturing and maintenance.
  • Familiarity with the Miltenyi CliniMACs device, flow cytometry, and PCR techniques.

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Nurse Practitioner, Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center

Description
The Nurse Practitioner will function in all general Nurse Practitioner responsibilities under Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center. The Nurse Practitioner will be responsible for admitting and discharging patients in respective areas. Additionally, the Nurse Practitioner will fulfill rounds with attending and completes daily notes and procedures. The Nurse Practitioner will assess and provide nursing actions as appropriate for patient care populations based on competence, professional expertise, and knowledge. The nurse is expected to practice consistent with ANA Standards of Practice and Professional Performance.

Independent judgment is expected to be exercised within the context of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to patient care. Under general supervision, incumbents perform operational level duties as described in the Series Concept. The major emphasis at this level is ongoing direct patient care delivery. Assignments at this level primarily encompass management of patients who present chronic and/or episodic health problems. Assignments at this level may include responsibility for occasional community teaching programs, participation in program planning and development of patient education information.

Minimum Qualifications

  • California Registered Nurse (RN) license, California Nurse Practitioner (NP) license, and Furnishing License Certification.
  • Current NP Specialty Certification from one of the following Nursing Boards: AANP, ANCC, NCC, PNCB, AACN.
  • BLS/CPR certification at time of hire with commitment to get BART within six (6) months of hire date.
  • Minimum three (3) years recent working NP experience. Due to advanced practice credentialing eligibility, work experience must be within the past two years.
  • Proven experience taking detailed medical history, performing physical examinations, and interpreting findings.
  • Thorough understanding of normal and abnormal laboratory values, diagnostic tests, electrocardio tracings and radiologic studies; and identification of deviations.
  • Proven experience working independently as a Nurse Practitioner and exercising independent clinical judgment with experience formulating and modifying specialized treatment plans.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively with attending physicians and patient's primary medical team.
  • Thorough knowledge of adult and adolescent learning theory.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and organizing training for patients and staff.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills. Ability to pay conscientious attention to detail.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of pathology of BMT/Heme Oncology patient population and expected outcomes.
  • Experience diagnosing and treating oncology patients, preferably Blood and Marrow Transplant and Hematology patients.
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Per Diem Sr. Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center

Description
Under supervision, the Senior Vocational Nurse is responsible for performing a wide variety of patient care activities. This may include prioritizing and assisting in patient phone calls, administering medications, data collection, procedures, patient and family education, information review and chart preparation. In addition, the Senior Vocational Nurse is responsible for performing clinical study related procedures as dictated by the study protocol for patients participating in the clinical trials. The duties include and are not limited to assisting with the life cycle of research protocols and grants as assigned. Responsible for coordination of research activities including protocol review, subject screening, recruitment, scheduling, data collection, and proposal submission to the IRB. Serves as physician/patient liaison and patient educator. Other related duties as assigned. Job standards are to be performed at the EXPERT level.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) issued by the state of California.
  • BART or BLS at time of hire with commitment to get BART w/in six months of hire date.
  • A minimum of two years of LVN experience.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skill to perform basic nursing techniques. Knowledge of universal precautions and proper use of body mechanics. Knowledge of medical terminology and basic medical equipment.
  • Knowledge and skill in performing nursing procedures, specimen collection and testing.
  • Strong organizational skills with demonstrated ability to prioritize assignments and maintain work flow and work productively in meeting critical deadlines with constantly changing priorities and interruptions.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to communicate clearly and accurately both verbally and in writing. Excellent interpersonal skills, using tact and diplomacy in order to interact effectively with all level of professional provider, staff, and a diversity of patients. Skill in appropriate telephone techniques.
  • Ability to work calmly and efficiently, coping with variable workloads, intermittent delays and emotionally charged situations. Skill to make independent decisions based on sound nursing theory and practice.
  • Knowledge of HIPAA and Human Subjects Regulations.
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office Suite: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PCIS, VELOS, computer systems.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Clinical and research settings experience.
  • Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) certificate.
  • Experience using Epic.
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Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering and Division of Regenerative Medicine

Recruitment Period
Open date: December 9th, 2019
Next review date: Monday, Jan 27, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Description
The Department of Bioengineering and the Division of Regenerative Medicine at the University of California, San Diego are dedicated to bringing the advancement of scientific research in stem cells and regenerative medicine to the forefront. We invite applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure-track faculty position (Assistant Professor) jointly appointed across the Departments of Bioengineering and Medicine. This initiative in regenerative medicine seeks to find a candidate who will bring novel approaches and ideas to this cutting-edge field.

The Department of Bioengineering, in the Jacobs School of Engineering and the Division of Regenerative Medicine, in the School of Medicine, are committed to building an excellent, diverse and inclusive faculty, staff and student body. Candidates with experience with or willingness to engage in activities that contribute to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply. The UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering is a premier research school set apart by its entrepreneurial culture; education programs that integrate fundamentals with real-world applications; and enthusiastic collaborations across disciplines and industry to solve the toughest problems facing society. The Division of Regenerative Medicine in the School of Medicine, in cooperation with the Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center and the Moores Cancer Center, is dedicated to making advances in stem cell research.

A PhD (or advancement to candidacy) in Biomedical Engineering, Cell Biology, Regenerative Medicine, or related fields is required for this position. Preferred candidates should have a track record of publications in internationally recognized journals and sub-specialty in related fields and will have expertise in multiple areas related to stem cells and bioengineering in order to continue their investigation of the complex relationship between tissue/cells regeneration and biomaterial scaffolds.

We are expecting to recruit exceptional individuals to maintain preeminence in the development of tissue/cell regeneration and biomaterial scaffolding, methods, technologies and applications with:

  • Expertise and a deep background in genomic, molecular, cellular organismal data sciences and/or integrative analysis and design, in areas pertinent to regenerative medicine
  • A strong research interest in bringing biomaterials and learning approaches to human diseases and innovative solutions to biomedical applications; and
  • The ability to develop synergistic interactions with researchers in the School of Medicine, Jacobs School of Engineering, Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center, Moores Cancer Center and related UC San Diego departments and/or neighboring institutions.

The new faculty member will be expected to establish a vigorous program of high-quality federally funded research that focuses on tissue engineering, biomaterials and regenerative medicine. The new faculty member will also be expected to participate in university service, and to teach courses in UC San Diego’s Bioengineering, Bioengineering/Biotechnology, Bioengineering/BioSystems undergraduate degree majors and graduate degree programs and in Regenerative Medicine or Stem Cell Biology undergraduate degree majors and graduate degree programs.

The Department of Bioengineering and the Division of Regenerative Medicine enjoy close collaboration with the School of Medicine, the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, the Divisions of Biological and Physical Sciences, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and all of the departments within the Jacobs School of Engineering.

Salary is based on published UC San Diego pay scales and competitive market conditions.

Applicants are asked to submit materials online at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02291

Candidates with experience or willingness to engage in activities that contribute to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply. Click this link for further information about the required contributions to diversity statements. For applicants with interest in spousal/partner employment, please click this link for information on the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Job Location
La Jolla, CA

Learn More
More information about this recruitment: http://jacobsschool.ucsd.edu

Requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research - A statement summarizing your research interests, achievements and teaching experience. If candidates have extensive teaching experience, they may opt to include a separate teaching statement, apart from the statement of research.
  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. For further information about contributions to diversity statements see the UCSD Faculty Diversity and Jacobs School diversity sites for more information.
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
  • 3-5 letters of reference required
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Post Doctoral Researcher, Division of Regenerative Medicine

Recruitment Period
Open date: December 11th, 2019
Last review date: Thursday, Jan 9, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Thursday, Dec 10, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Description
The Signer Lab in the Division of Regenerative Medicine at UC San Diego is looking for a Post-Doctoral Researcher interested in protein homeostasis in hematopoietic stem cells.

The Post Doctoral Researcher will be responsible for the following:
1) Characterization of hematopoiesis in genetic mouse models, 2) Isolation and transplantation of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells, 3) Quantification of gene/protein expression, signal transduction pathway activation, and evaluation of protein homeostasis.

Procedures will include cellular and molecular biology techniques including flow cytometry, cell sorting, PCR, Western blotting, high throughput sequencing, microscopy, cloning, virus preparation/infection, tissue culture, and generation of transgenic/knockout mice.

The postdoctoral researcher will also be involved in general laboratory maintenance, participate in group meetings, data presentation and manuscript preparation.

Candidates must have obtained a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in cellular and molecular biology and/or a related field.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on published University of California pay scales. Applications must be submitted to the UCSD on-line application collection system, AP-On-Line Recruit, at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02342

The Office of Research Affairs at UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the academic, staff, and student body.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Job Location
La Jolla, CA

Requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.
  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

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