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

Job Duties
Preform cardiovascular surgical procedures on small animals. Candidate should have extensive experience in performing microsurgical procedures such as cardiac ischemia-reperfusion, permanent ligation and transverse aortic constriction. Analysis of cardiac function by echocardiography is also necessary. The successful candidate should be able to work well as a part of a team, be organized, facile with computers, and have good communication skills. Additional responsibilities include ordering supplies, maintaining laboratory and equipment.

Job Qualifications
Ability to perform microsurgery on small animals/rodents Ability to perform invasive and non invasive measurements of cardiac function. BS in Molecular Biology or related field strongly preferred. Excellent skills in molecular biology, cell biology, and tissue culture techniques. Good work ethics, strong communication skills, honesty, and ability to work well with minimum supervision or as a part of a group. General knowledge of lipid metabolism and genetics. Experience using basic laboratory equipment (centrifuges, CO2 incubators, spectrophotometer, PCR machines, pH meter, balances, plate reader, light and fluorescence microscopes, gel documentation) and familiar with both PC and Apple computer systems and software programs (MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Understanding of University procedures and policies for working with biohazard, radioactive and chemicals, and their disposal. General knowledge of chemistry and meticulous preparation of reagents. Skills with animal genotyping .Experience in writing and maintaining animal protocols and biosafety requirements.

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.