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POST DATE 8/12/2016
END DATE 10/11/2016

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

Los Angeles, CA
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Job Classification
Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)


Job Title:
Laboratory Assistant II

UCLA Title:
Laboratory Asst II

Job No.:

Work Hours:
M-F, 8-5

Work Location:
2020 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 600 - Santa Monica, CA

Job Type:


Minimum Salary:
$16.23 / $2824

Maximum Salary:
$19.09 / $3322

Layoff Referral Deadline:

Bargaining Unit:


As a Clinical Research Assistant, incumbent will provide administrative and clinical support for the UCLA Clinical Research Unit. Major duties include the following: triage paperwork, maintain confidential filing systems, confidential data entry, prepare and distribute correspondence, answer incoming phone calls, fax/photocopy/scan documents, scan lab manuals, update and distribute research charts and study logs, prepare investigational drug reports, obtain study participant records from internal and external sources, transport study participant records and charts to/from various CRU clinic locations, assist in obtaining physician signatures, assist with campus/building tours for sponsor representatives, process and pack/ship biological specimens (using dry ice), obtain liquid nitrogen and dry ice, request and prepare lab kits and supplies, dispose of biohazard material, review schedules for research coordinators and remind them of commitments, assist in tumor collection and freezing samples in liquid nitrogen, pick up oral medications from pharmacy, retrieve used oral medication for recording by research coordinator, attend meetings as required, perform other duties and assist as required. Experience in packaging retroviral vectors for gene transfer experiments with experience in PCR.


Ability to compose correspondence, prepare logs, and complete research forms/documents using clear and concise English grammar. Ability to work with a high level of accuracy especially when preparing lab specimens for shipment and/or delivery to clinical research laboratories. Willingness to travel between UCLA Westwood and Santa Monica Clinic. Ability to use a personal computer and other standard office and lab equipment. Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively interact with campus departments and the public. Ability to prioritize workload and ensure confidentiality. Ability to compose correspondence, prepare logs, and complete research forms/documents using clear and concise English grammar. Ability to lift/push/pull equipment such as fax machine, computers, large amounts of documents and boxes. Replace large water bottle on water cooler as needed. Ability to lift/push/pull up to approximately 50 lbs. Ability to file accurately in both alphabetical and numerical sequence. Facility with medical terminology and a strong understanding of the delivery of medical care.

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