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POST DATE 8/12/2016
END DATE 10/14/2016

University of California - Los Angeles Medical Centers Los Angeles, CA

Company
University of California - Los Angeles Medical Centers
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
H84580
AJE Ref #
575862902
Location
Los Angeles, CA
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

APPLY
Job Title:
Lab Assistant

UCLA Title:
Laboratory Asst I

Job No.:
H84580

Work Hours:
MON-FRI;

Work Location:
REED

Job Type:
Limited Appt

Duration:
2 months

Minimum Salary:
$15.11 / $2629

Maximum Salary:
$17.49 / $3043

Layoff Referral Deadline:


Bargaining Unit:
TX



JOB DUTIES:

A. PERFORM A VARIETY OF ANIMAL EXPERIMENTATIONS, INCLUDING:

1. Breed mice, tail or ear cut, DNA isolation and genotyping of progeny.

2. Clinical scoring of mice with disease and care for EAE health related issues.

3. Assist survival mouse surgeries, including ovariectomies and castrations, and monitor post-op mice

4. Assist tissue collection for brain, kidneys, liver, spleen, lymphnodes and spinal cord.

5. Assist embedding and cryostat sectioning on CNS tissues.

6. Rotarod behavioral testing of mice with disease.

7. Perform pathology analysis and take images.





B. DATA MANAGEMENT

1. Assist data collection and entry using Mac with excel.

2. Update mouse colony database and survival surgery records.





C. LABORATORY MAINTENANCE

1. Make frequest-use reagents (ex: TBE, PBS, TBS, nanopure water, 70% ethanol, others as needed)

2. Wash dishes, autoclave tools and tips

3. Dispose animal pathology waste, biohazardous waste, hazardous chemical, waste, and shapes waste, as following EH&S regulation

4. Maintain animal inventory by analyzing current and future requirements.

5. Monitor laboratory animals. Conform to Federal and University regulations as regards animal use.

6. Assist laboratory supplies and equipment ordering as needed following established University and Departmental regulations, including necessary administrative support of the ordering process.

7. Assist Departmental and University staff in the tracking and inventorying of laboratory equipment and expenses as needed.

limited-may become career



JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Psychobiology Major with junior standing preferred



Demonstrated ability to work with and check breeding of small rodents (mice and rats)



Demonstrated ability to perform molecular analysis (PCR) on rodent cells



Ability to breed and screen knock out mice for gene rearrangements



Ability to score and care for mice with EAE



Ability to carry out survival surgeries, including castration and ovariectomy.



Ability to collect tissues from adult mice and harvesting CNS tissues.



Ability to understand and record mouse behavior.



Ability to tabulate results accurately and present them verbally in a comprehensive presentation to the supervisor



Oral and written communication skills to provide information, and update of progress assigments





Mac skills and Word and database software programs



Ability to learn new software programs and laboratory techniques as needed



Knowledge of standard laboratory equipment, supplies, and animals to maintain inventory and stock.



Working knowledge of PCR, and gel apparatus



Demonstrated experience with drug administration and tissue recovery



Familiarity with multiple sclerosis models in rodents



Knowledge of University purchasing procedures and regulations



Possess excellent verbal and written English skills



Complete Application