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

Job Duties
To provide advanced technical research skills and establish test methods and procedures under the direction of a Research Scientist. Performs, designs and coordinates basic lab experiments (Medium to high complexity) independently and in consultation with supervisor. Perform and assists in basic molecular and cellular experiments including cloning, PCR, gene expression analysis, lipid extraction/analysis. Assists in establishing and maintaining rodent colony. Maintain records, set up breeding cages and timed mating, wean mice, collect tail biopsies, and genotyping. Analyze phenotypes of new mouse strains and crosses: behavioral screenings, measure body weights, excrement collection, treadmill and metabolic profiling. Analyses data (Medium to high complexity).

Job Qualifications
Strong foundation in Molecular and Cell Biology including cloning, PCR, tissue culture, Biosafety Level 2, and other techniques. Familiarity with Long Noncoding RNA Biology. Working skills in quantitative and qualitative data analysis. Experience with MS Office Suite, PubMed, and EndNote. Ability to document and archive research programs and processes. Skills to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner. Ability to transmit correspondence by facsimile. Ability to shift priorities and adapt to changes. Motivated individual who can maintain a positive and supportive attitude.

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.