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Research Associate I
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UCLA Health | Los Angeles, CA
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Job Description

Job Duties
Incumbent will perform a variety of routine experimental protocols and procedures related to the specific area of laboratory research. Assists in multitude of general laboratory activities which include maintenance of reagents and stocking of supplies; keeping accurate and detailed records of experiments and results; operating specialized laboratory equipment and machinery; and observing safety standards and procedures. Incumbent will perform routine and specialized cellular, microbiological and molecular biology procedures including, but not limited to Western, Southern blot, PCR, quantitative PCR, DNA/RNA/protein extraction, cell culture, immunohistochemistry, and staining. Incumbent will also be handling small laboratory animals.

Job Qualifications
Knowledge of basic genetics, molecular biology and biochemical principles. Ability to use basic laboratory equipment, including centrifuge, pH meter, PCR, etc. Demonstrated ability to calculate concentrations of solutions as necessary. Ability to carefully handle small animals according to ARC guidelines. Familiarity with techniques including Western, Southern blot, PCR, quantitative PCR, DNA/RNA/protein extraction, cell culture, Immunohistochemistry, and staining. Ability to create and maintain records accurately and to organize raw data into a comprehensible form. Ability to maintain laboratory readiness for future experiments. Interpersonal and communication skills to effectively interact with faculty, staff, postdoctoral fellows and students to to effectively communitsate experimal results. BS in Biological Sciences or related field and familiarity with virological techniques is preferred.

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.