Similar Jobs

View More
This company is committed to hiring Veterans

Staff Research Associate II

This job is no longer active. View similar jobs.

POST DATE 8/12/2016
END DATE 1/7/2017

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

Los Angeles, CA
AJE Ref #
Job Classification
Full Time
Job Type
Company Ref #
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Job Title:
Staff Research Associate II

UCLA Title:
Staff Research Assoc II

Job No.:

Work Hours:
M-F , hours vary

Work Location:
Westwood, CA

Job Type:


Minimum Salary:
$22.56 / $3926

Maximum Salary:
$36.30 / $6316

Layoff Referral Deadline:

Bargaining Unit:


A full time position as a Staff Research Associate is immediately available in the G.O. Discovery Laboratory at UCLA. We are seeking a talented, hardworking scientist that is passionate about engineering hope for women with gynecologic cancers. If you have the passion, drive and curiosity needed to work here, join us in being part of a high-powered team at a world class university in field that is ready for discovery.

Our laboratory focuses on understanding the molecular basis of gynecologic epithelial cancer formation, progression and treatment. In particular, we are investigating the identity of epithelial ovarian cancer stem cells and molecular pathways in these cells that could be targeted therapeutically. We are also interested in the role of genetic changes in the stroma and epithelium in endometriosis and endometrial cancer progression. The candidate will be expected to perform research projects (molecular, biochemical and cellular) related to understanding the molecular, immunologic and genetic events involved in the formation and progression of gynecologic diseases. Knowledge gained from this research is then used to design and test strategies for cancer treatment and clinical trials. This work requires experience in cell biology, molecular biology, and involves the use of human samples and animal models. Responsibilities will include: preparation of data management forms per protocol, tissue culture work, preparation of RNA, DNA, protein and viruses, FACS analysis, PCR, Immunohistochemistry, equipment maintenance, in vivo work, working with primary cells from normal and tumor tissue, and preparation of data and manuscripts for publication.

The ideal candidate must have excellent record keeping skills, be able to function well within a team environment, have strong communication skills, be able to work independently and have a track record of successful scientific investigation evidenced by published peer-reviewed manuscripts.


B.S. or M.S. degree strongly preferred with at least two years of laboratory experience in biochemistry, molecular or cellular biology, immunology, stem cell biology or genetics. Skill in mammalian tissue culture and basic wet chemistry bench techniques such as RT-PCR and immunohistochemistry is required, as is the ability to critically analyze data generated from experiments. Candidates for this position must also have experience working with mouse models of disease, primary human tissues and FACS analysis. The candidate should have a strong background in the field of immunology. Candidates must be well-organized and able to accurately maintain experimental record and databases. The candidate must also be able to communicate effectively in written and spoken English. Working knowledge of standard computer software programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required, as is the ability to conduct standard literature searches and evaluate published data. Ability to work a variable schedule (i.e. early morning or evening) as needed is required for this position.

Candidates with experience in flow cytometry, immunology, lenti-viral preparation, working with primary cells, animal models or bioinformatics analysis are preferred.

Complete Application