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Health Care & Medicine
Staff Research Associate V
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UCLA Health | Los Angeles, CA
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Job Description

Job Duties
Highly educated professional to manage the UCLA Flow Cytometry Core facility, which provides instrumentation and technical support for the cytometry needs of the UCLA campus for a wide variety of research, including translational research and clinical studies, geared towards diagnosis and treatment. The role of the Specialist will be to oversee the day-to-day operation of the core facility ensuring productive and efficient use of the instruments by coordinating staff and user experimental needs. The specialist will consult with the users of the shared resource and provide guidance on experimental design and the utilization of the technical resources within the facility. Train and supervise the facility staff and be responsible for the implementation instrument quality control and performance check procedures. Conduct cytometry experiments as needed. Develop curricula for user training in the independent use of analyzers and sorters and teach flow cytometry principles and applications. The specialist will have the responsibility for managing user accounts and the monthly billing for services and the selection and implementation of instrument service contracts. Work with the director of the facility on grant progress reports and equipment grants, including the generation of usage reports. Interact with vendors of cytometry instrumentation, reagents, and software to keep abreast of new developments and organize seminars and workshops for staff development and user education. Develop strategies for keeping the shared resource on the forefront of the technical capabilities in the field of cytometry and perform assay development or adaptations as feasible.

Job Qualifications
Must have PhD or MS degree in biological or medical sciences and at least 3 years of experience in flow cytometry or a BS degree and at least 5 years of working experience in flow cytometry and cell sorting. Strong administrative and record keeping skills. Organizational experience and skill in managing time and resources in a laboratory. Excellent verbal and written communication skills for effective conveyance of technical and non-technical information to staff and the users of the facility. Knowledge of the relevant literature in the field of cytometry. Computer skills in relevant software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint as well as commonly used cytometry-related software, for example FACSDiva, FlowJo, FCSExpress etc. Ability to develop and give clear and effective presentations for teaching purposes. Ability to work as part of a team. Ability to write summaries that document activities and progress within the facility as well as scientific accomplishments for funding requests, grant renewals, and progress reports. Laboratory experience in practical cytometry procedures and assay development. Ability to train others. Ability to modify work schedule and work independently. Skill in writing laboratory protocols and standard operating procedures. Skill in laboratory safety protocols including handling and disposal of infectious specimens and hazardous chemicals. Manual dexterity and ability to facilitate the operation and maintenance of laboratory instruments.

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.