ResponsibilitiesThe Dermatology Division is seeking to hire a Research Assistant. Duties include: wet lab work involving scientific techniques focused in molecular biology, immunohistochemistry, molecular cloning, (cancer) cell culture including drug testing, high throughput drug screening at the Molecular Shared Screening Resources Core; data analysis and interpretation of western blot, multiplex ELISA, high throughput sequencing, high throughput drug screening; managing and training junior undergraduate lab assistants and general laboratory management support including ensuring lab safety compliance, IRB application.
Wet lab techniques include but are not limited to: mammalian tissue culture, RT and real time PCR, DNA sequencing, DNA/RNA/protein collection, electrophoresis, and immunofluorescence/immunohistochemistry/. Data analysis includes: handling large volumes of genome sequencing data (using Excel and GraphPad Prism), high throughput ELISA, and high throughput drug screening. Training of undergraduate assistants involves teaching wet lab and simple data analysis techniques, managing the assistants’ day-to-day task and helping to troubleshoot any difficulties that they may have. Laboratory responsibilities include, but are not limited to: ordering necessary laboratory consumables and equipment as needed, preparing and maintaining laboratory directories of all patient biopsies and cell lines, transporting patient biopsies to the TPCL, and ensuring that the laboratory and its personnel are approved and up to date with all regulatory organizations such as EH&S, Laboratory Safety, the IRB and the Animal Research Committees.
•Willingness and ability to work changing hours if necessary.
•Fluency in proper sterile technique
•Working knowledge of tissue culture.
•Working knowledge of basic chemistry and biology.
•Knowledge of quality control and instrument usage.
•Ability to perform experimental calculations and analysis.
•Ability to perform laboratory tasks in timely manner in a high workload environment.
•Ability to work with potentially biohazardous material (human blood and serum).
•Ability to work with limited and properly handled/stored hazardous chemicals
•Working experience in immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence
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.
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