Staff Research Associate I University of California, Los Angeles
Requisition Number: 31314 Salary: 22.00-26.24
Position Description: Under supervision of Principal Investigator, incumbent will undertake experimental research on dissecting the metabolic systems that immune cell function in response to inflammatory stimuli and pathogens. Responsibilities include dissection of mice, maintaining immune cell culture, performing molecular techniques and assays, multi-color flow cytometry, metabolism assays (e.g., seahorse instrumentation), preparation of samples for mass spectrometry, running of samples on mass spectrometry platforms (LC/MS and GC/MS) and analysis of lipidomic samples isotope tracer studies. An ability to code in 'R' and/or 'Python' is a plus. Incumbent will also be required to coordinate team science projects, in particular the arrival, processing and analysis of cells and lipid samples for lipidomics from collaborators at UCLA, and other universities/institutes. Incumbent will also serve as a lab manager. Responsibilities include performing general laboratory maintenance, training and supervising junior level laboratory personnel, and ensuring the smooth operation of the lab. Other duties as assigned.
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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.