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UCLA Health Staff Research Associate in Los Angeles, California

Responsibilities

The Research Associate will manage mouse

colonies and conduct experimental protocols with mice including inhalation

exposures to electronic cigarettes and air pollutants; administration of diets

and treatments via intratracheal and intraperitoneal routes; perform bleeding,

tissue and organ isolation, bronchoalveolar lavage. Will also conduct cardiac

telemetry studies with continuous recording of electrocardiographic activity;

perform molecular biological procedures such as DNA and RNA extraction, PCR,

gel electrophoresis, genotyping, western blots, ELISA, quantitative PCR, flow

cytometry. Work with students and assist other personnel in the lab, including

post-doctoral researcher and graduate student researchers. Other duties

include, but are not limited to data entry on the computer, organize

experimental protocols, maintaining mice inventories, ordering lab supplies.

Qualifications

  • BS in Biology, Toxicology or related fields or equivalent combination of work and experience.* Knowledge of basic laboratory safety, protocols and animal handling. * Skilled in working with basic laboratory equipment.* Ability to perform several tasks at once.* Previous experience working in a laboratory setting is desired. Conducting research experiments is required.* Knowledge on mouse colony maintenance required. Ability to perform animal dissections desired.* Knowledge on conducting cardiac telemetry studies and interpreting ECG Data. * Knowledge of cell and molecular biology techniques as well as basic genetics is highly desirable.* Must be responsible and able to work independently. Knowledge of PC computers, Word, Excel, PowerPoint processing programs and basic statistical analysis.

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.

UCLA Health welcomes all individuals, without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin or disabilities, and we proudly look to each person’s unique achievements and experiences to further set us apart.

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