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Staff Research Associate - Westwood
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UCLA Health | Los Angeles, CA
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Job Description

Job Duties
Provide administrative and technical laboratory support for Dr. Stephen Young and his research laboratory. Keeping office organized and clean, hiring and training UCLA work/study students to provide administrative support to the laboratory. Assume primary responsibility for dealing with all University compliance issues (laboratory safety, including chemical inventory, standard operating procedure documents, radiation safety approval, biosafety approvals, animal approvals, human use approvals, material transfer agreements). Making travel arrangements, generating purchase orders, submitting documents for reimbursements through the University system, and the preparation of paperwork for shipping packages by FedEx and UPS services. Assist in the preparation of grants, correspondence, memos, reports, and research manuscripts. Manage the laboratory web site and keep various university web sites for laboratory personnel up to date. Process material transfer agreements, submit research disclosures to the University, and assist with human use applications. Also perform laboratory inventory organization, cell culture, cell transfections, western blots, immunoassays, mouse breeding and genotyping, analyzing phenotypes of live animals (e.g., body weights, body temperature, and adiposity), administering drugs or experimental compounds to mice, collecting tissues.

Job Qualifications
Demonstrated skill to work in environment with constant interruptions, intermittent verbal and machine noise that may be distracting. Demonstrated skill in prioritizing assignments to complete work in a timely and efficient manner. Skill in following through on assignments. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty, administrators, co-workers and campus departments, and working as a team. Skill in verbal communication sufficient to clearly convey complex problems and proposals in both formal and informal situations. Demonstrated ability to organize and coordinate conferences and lectures including catering, room reservations and audiovisual requirements. Excellent skill in phone etiquette, and maintain confidentiality of data and to use discretion and judgment in responding to inquiries and releasing information. Working knowledge of mouse breeding records and animal numbers. Administer medications and experimental compounds. Analyze phenotypes in live animals (e.g., body weights, body temperature, and adiposity). Euthanasia and collection of tissues. Analyze and process, cell culture, cell transfection. Demonstrated skill in the use of audiovisual equipment, PC computers using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), graphics software, Internet, Windows and Outlook applications. Demonstrated skill in using Microsoft PowerPoint, word processing and graphics software for creating reports, research manuscripts and presentations. Working knowledge of office procedures and standard office systems and knowledge of University policy and organization. Outstanding writing, spelling, grammar, and oral skills in English. Ability to monitor business functions and needs as they arise. Demonstrated skill in scheduling appointments, answering inquiries by phone and mail correspondence. Have advanced skills in Microsoft Word and be absolutely meticulous in avoiding word-processing mistakes. A scientific knowledge background. Must have the ability to solve problems independently and work under minimal supervision. Must set priorities and complete all duties in accordance with departmental and university guidelines, polices, and procedures.

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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.

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