Staff Research Associate 1

  • UCLA Health
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Apr 03, 2024
Full Time Education Research

Job Description


We are seeking a skilled Staff Research Associate 1 to join our team to assist in preparation, management and daily use of critical laboratory resources, including reagents for molecular biology experiments (2XYT, TAE, and bacterial plates) and mammalian cell culture experiments. Optimize and perform several laboratory techniques. In this role you will assist with determining the best experimental procedure for all the critical experiments. Perform isolation of protein, RNA, and DNA. Perform maxiprep, miniprep, restriction digest and electrophoresis of plasmid. Perform production of lentiviral vectors and transduction of cell with the vectors. Perform experiments using animal models of lentiviral transduction. Perform experiments using BSL2+ replication-competent virus, such as human immunodeficiency virus type 1. The job will entail a large amount of tissue culture work such as cell maintenance type work. In addition, the position will require basic knowledge in molecular biology (such as written in the textbook, "Molecular Cloning", published by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press). Work closely with other lab members in conducting large-scale experiments. Assist with general organization, ordering, stocking and maintenance of inventory laboratory supplies. Management of chemical and biohazard safety. Cleaning of lab and office space. Hourly Salary Range: $25.75 - $30.71

Required: * Experience in isolation of protein, DNA, and RNA * Ability in maintaining proper usage of laboratory equipment. * Skills in general molecular biology and biochemical techniques. * Ability to organize raw data into relevant formats. Preferred: * Skills in using computer and Excel software. * Ability to communicate well, work in a team, organize time and keep a detailed notebook.

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