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UCLA Health Research Assistant in Los Angeles, California



supervision of the Principal Investigator and the Assistant Project Scientist, the Research Assistant will provide technical support to members of the research team on number

of projects from the lab and in collaboration with outside investigators. Job

duties include:

  • Managing mouse colonies (check cages daily, update mouse inventory at weekly basis, setup breeding, mouse weaning, sending and/or receiving mice from outside collaborators or commercial, and etc.).

  • Biopsy the mice by ear punch after weaning, genotyping (making DNAs from mouse tissue and performing PCR analyses).

  • Conducting simple mouse behavioral tests.

  • Perform neuropathological studies (e.g. sectioning, histology, immunofluorescent staining, confocal imaging).

  • Perform imaging and bio-image informatic analyses using appropriate software.


Required Qualifications:

  • Working experience in a laboratory setting for at least a year.

  • High motivation and positive attitude.

  • Willingness to work as part of a dynamic and active disease-oriented research team in an academic setting.

  • Willingness to work at early evenings for behavioral studies (with fixed total hours per day).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • B.A or B.S or higher degrees in life sciences field.

  • Working experience with genetically engineered mice and maintaining mouse colony.

  • Basic molecular biology, neuro-pathological skills (making DNA and performing PCR analyses), basic computer database skills.

  • Programming and bio-image analyses.

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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