Research Associate II - Westwood
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POST DATE 2/20/2017
END DATE 6/15/2017
University of California - Los Angeles Medical Centers
Los Angeles, CA
JOB DESCRIPTIONJob Description:
Manage a lab and perform experiments in a molecular and cellular immunology laboratory. Responsibilities for lab management include maintaining equipment and supply inventory, preparing buffers and solutions. Experimental protocols include isolation of bacteria and bacteriophages, the use of primary and immortalized cell cultures, immunohistochemistry, cytokine ELISA assays, flow cytometry, Western blotting, isolation DNA and RNA, RT-PCR, and gel electrophoresis. Perform basic technical duties in the lab such as logging in reagents, preparing buffers and media, peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) isolations, and data analysis.
Ability to write legible using correct spelling to record technical lab results. Ability to communicate effectively and with mutual respect with co-workers, and other staff. Ability to work cooperatively with other team members to maintain smooth workflow. Ability to work independently with average amount of supervision. Ability to recognize out of control situations, and notify proper personnel to remedy situation. Ability to follow through on work assignments. Willingness and ability to work different hours if necessary. Basic knowledge of tissue culture
Knowledge of basic chemistry and biology, knowledge of quality control and instrument usage. Ability to maintain water bath temperatures and water levels. Ability to keep accurate and organized records and ability to perform simple lab calculations. Ability to perform laboratory tasks in timely manner in a high workload environment. Skill in performing work in an accurate and through manner with close attention to details in all areas. Ability to work with potentially biohazardous material (human tumor, human blood and serum). General knowledge of MS Office, Photoshop. Background in bioengineering.