As a Staff Research Associate, you will collect, process and catalog patient samples for the Clinical Neurogenomics Research Center biobank. This will involve retrieving, aliquoting and preparing many different types of samples for transfer between the biobank, patients, and researchers while adhering to HIPAA, CAP, CLIA protocols. In this role, you may also be called on to perform molecular biology experiments to support research projects. You will:
·Collect and handle bio-specimens
·Perform PCR and gel electrophoresis
·Generate DNA plasmids
·Perform cell culture studies
·Isolate protein extracts
We’re seeking a highly-skilled, detail-oriented professional with a Bachelor’s degree in molecular biology or a related field and:
·Three or more years of laboratory experience
·Expertise with standard laboratory equipment
·Chemistry knowledge to prepare solutions for lab experiments
·Knowledge of neuroscience, molecule biology, and cell biology
·Exceptional communication, organizational and time-management skills
·Ability to keep extremely accurate records
·Knowledge of genetic and molecular genetic principles
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.
At UCLA Health, you can help heal humankind, one patient at a time by improving health, alleviating suffering and delivering acts of kindness. As you do, you’ll achieve great things in your life and your career. We’re a world-class health organization with four hospitals consistently recognized among the nation’s very best as well as an internationally-renowned medical school, primary and specialty care clinics and much more. Within our dynamic, innovative and growing organization, you’ll find exceptional opportunities to make the most of your abilities in a supportive, empowering and inclusive environment. If you embrace our values of Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Teamwork, Excellence and Discovery we invite you to see all you can accomplish at UCLA Health.