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Project Manager - Westwood

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

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Job Title:
Project Manager - Westwood

UCLA Title:
Staff Research Assoc III

Job No.:

Work Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm

Work Location:
615 Charles E. Young Room 410

Job Type:


Minimum Salary:
$24.15 / $4202

Maximum Salary:
$38.83 / $6757

Layoff Referral Deadline:

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The Project Manager will have leadership and responsibility for the development and completion of investigational new drug (IND) applications for lead candidate therapeutics discovered by the Chute Laboratory. The Project Manager will work closely with Dr. Chute in the overall direction of the projects and will interact with Contract Research Organizations (CROs) to oversee the completion of pre-clinical pharmacology and toxicology studies, chemistry and manufacturing studies and quality control data. Responsibilities include preparation, submission and maintenance of regulatory files to fulfill IND requirements. Responsibilities will also include interaction with the UCLA Intellectual Property office and the FDA. The ideal candidate will have experience with project management of investigational new drugs or at a clinical research organization in the development of candidate therapeutics for Phase I clinical trial, and a capability to perform routine and complex laboratory tasks and procedures.


Ability to perform immunology procedures to identify and isolate specific proteins, ability to characterize specific DNA and RNA sequences. Knowledge of cell culture techniques, metabolic labeling, sub-cellular fraction procedures. Knowledge of working with animals in order to perform injections, inoculations, tumor measurements and serum preparations. Ability to perform enzyme link Immuno Sorbent Assays (ELISA) to determine titers of specific antibodies and develop radioimmuno assay procedures for determining concentration of antibodies. Ability to perform column chromatography procedures. Writing skills sufficient to compose laboratory protocols which are clear, concise, and logical and display proper syntax and grammar. Reading skills sufficient to understand scientific protocols, relevant journal articles and equipment service manuals. Ability to direct and supervise laboratory assistants, postdoctoral fellow (MDs) in experiments and experimental design. Interpersonal skills to interact and collaborate effectively with scientists, vendors, co-workers, faculty, and, visiting scientists. Ability to independently analyze experimental situations and define problem objectives, identify relevant factors, formulate logical conclusions, recognize alternatives to develop approaches and answer specific questions of interest to the laboratory. College level, work/or graduate in biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, and, immunology. Skill in Western Southern and Northern blot analysis. Knowledge of University purchasing policies and procedures. Math skills sufficient to prepare solutions. Skill in performing restriction enzyme digestions, running, agarose gels and performing PCR. Ability to perform gel mobility shift analysis. Ability to extract proteins. Skill in working with cancer cells and use of sterile techniques. Skill in handling, injecting and collecting samples from animals. Skill in handling radioisotopes. Skill in reading and performing lab protocols. Skill in math computations and graphic output of data. Ability to conduct pre-clinical in vitro and in vivo studies independently.

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