Staff Research Associate I - Plastic Surgery

  • UCLA Health
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Sep 19, 2023
Full Time Education Research

Job Description


The Department of Surgery is seeking a limited Staff Research Associate I to work in a cutting-edge orthopedic surgery research lab. You will perform experimental work and routine lab support duties in a cutting-edge Surgery research lab looking into bone and skin regeneration using tissue regeneration technologies. The SRA I will help maintain the research animal colonies, assist with animal experimentation and help with compliance tracking and paperwork. The SRA I will assist others with their experiments and carry out their own cell line culturing and experiments using well-established molecular biology techniques. The SRA I will also help data management and analysis, manuscript preparation and lab administrative duties. Please note that this position is limited but may convert to a career position. Pay Range: $24.88 - $29.67 hourly.

Bachelor's degree in a life science field (eg Biology). Excellent work ethic and desire for personal growth and development. Ability to work flexible hours and varying timelines, as needed. Ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships internally and externally. Ability to communicate in oral and written form, for the purpose of providing information to others in the laboratory. This includes the ability to record findings and methods in a laboratory journal in an accurate, complete, and timely way. Skill in tact and diplomacy. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and web-based database programs. Ability to be self-motivated, work with minimal supervision at times, handle multiple tasks and prioritize workload. Ability to work as part of a team and establish cooperative working relationships with researchers, residents, students, and other support personnel. Knowledge of UCLA Policies and Procedures, especially those for purchasing and waste disposal Organized, detail oriented, and able to quickly adapt to the addition of novel tasks. Ability to perform general laboratory techniques such as weighing, sterilizing, titration, glassware washing, filtering, reagent and buffer prep, maintaining sterile technique with meticulous attention to detail. Willingness to work with large and small research animals (mice, rats, rabbits), experience in area is preferred Basic science bench work experience, especially cell culture with asceptic technique Knowledge of how to use and maintain modern laboratory equipment including incubators, tissue culture hoods, centrifuges, balances, and pH meter. Mathematical skills to calculate chemical and biological concentrations in solutions.

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