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Research Assistant - Pediatric Infectious Diseases
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UCLA Health | Los Angeles, CA
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Job Description

Job Duties
We are seeking a laboratory assistant with a Bachelor of Sciences or equivalent in Cell and Molecular Biology, Microbiology or General Biology with relevant coursework to work in an innovative an exciting laboratory focused on research in pediatric infectious diseases. The laboratory focuses on pediatric HIV-1, mother-to-child transmission of HIV-1 and the microbiome as it relates to immune development, susceptibility to diseases and response to treatment and vaccination. Prior laboratory work experience is highly preferable. Job Duties
include: * Maintaining a clear and organized working environment * Adherence to established safety protocols * Preparing and cleaning experimental work area * Preparing buffers, reagents, and stock solutions * Preparing, labeling and organization of supplies for experimental procedures * Record keeping of ongoing experiments * Data analysis and presentation * Carry out experiments following established protocols * Assist in the organization, location and storage of specimen aliquots * Assist with routine quality control/assurance for reagent testing, safety equipment checks and specimen freezer maintenance Keeping a detailed record of all experimental procedures with timetables and results and generate protocol updates * Providing a Data summary and experimental details to PI for manuscript preparation

Job Qualifications
Required: A sound background in molecular and cell biology Knowledge base should include a working understanding of basic molecular biology techniques including:nucleic acid extraction, PCR, gel electrophoresis, nucleic acid quantitation, qPCR, aseptic technique, rtPCR, cloning, pseudotypes, plasmid preparation, transfections and maintaining viral stocks. Basic laboratory skills including organization, pipetting and nucleic acid extraction, working with biological samples. Demonstrate behaviors in concert with UCLA mission, values, policies, and procedures. Ability to accurately interpret and enter data into the computer system. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and internet skills. Very well organized and highly dependable. Preferred: B.S. degree in Molecular Biology or Microbiology

About UCLA Health

For more than half a century, UCLA Health  has provided the best in healthcare and the latest in medical technology to thepeople of Los Angeles and throughout the world. Today we are one of the most comprehensive and advanced healthcare systems in existence. We are comprised of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, and the UCLA Medical Group, with offices throughout the region.

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is consistently ranked by U.S.News & World Report as one of the top five hospitals in the nation and the best medical center in the western United States. The doctors, scientists and caregivers of UCLA are leaders in their fields. Every day, they perform pioneering work across an astounding range of disciplines, from organ transplantation and cardiac surgery to neurosurgery and cancer treatment. Year after year, our people have achieved medical breakthroughs and earned the highest industry honors. And we’re just getting started.

The dedicated professionals of UCLA Health are committed to healing humankind, one patient at a time, by improving health, alleviating suffering, and delivering acts of kindness on a daily basis.