Staff Research Associate
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POST DATE 2/20/2017
END DATE 8/10/2017
University of California - Los Angeles Medical Centers
Los Angeles, CA
JOB DESCRIPTIONJob Description:
To provide advanced technical research skills and establish test methods and procedures under the direction of a Research Scientist. Performs, designs and coordinates basic lab experiments (Medium to high complexity) independently and in consultation with supervisor. Perform and assists in basic molecular and cellular experiments including cloning, PCR, gene expression analysis, lipid extraction/analysis. Assists in establishing and maintaining rodent colony. Maintain records, set up breeding cages and timed mating, wean mice, collect tail biopsies, and genotyping. Analyze phenotypes of new mouse strains and crosses: behavioral screenings, measure body weights, excrement collection, treadmill and metabolic profiling. Analyses data (Medium to high complexity).
Strong foundation in Molecular and Cell Biology including cloning, PCR, tissue culture, Biosafety Level 2, and other techniques. Familiarity with Long Noncoding RNA Biology. Working skills in quantitative and qualitative data analysis. Experience with MS Office Suite, PubMed, and EndNote. Ability to document and archive research programs and processes. Skills to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner. Ability to transmit correspondence by facsimile. Ability to shift priorities and adapt to changes. Motivated individual who can maintain a positive and supportive attitude.