Research Assistant - Dermatology

The Dermatology Division is seeking to hire a Research Assistant. Duties include: wet lab work involving scientific
techniques focused in molecular biology, immunohistochemistry, molecular
cloning, (cancer) cell culture including drug testing, high throughput drug
screening at the Molecular Shared Screening Resources Core; data analysis and
interpretation of western blot, multiplex ELISA, high throughput sequencing,
high throughput drug screening; managing and training junior undergraduate lab
assistants and general laboratory management support including ensuring lab
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0px"Wet lab techniques include but are not limited to: mammalian
tissue culture, RT and real time PCR, DNA sequencing, DNA/RNA/protein
collection, electrophoresis, and immunofluorescence/immunohistochemistry/. Data analysis includes: handling large volumes of genome sequencing data (using
Excel and GraphPad Prism), high throughput ELISA, and high throughput drug
screening. Training of undergraduate assistants involves teaching wet
lab and simple data analysis techniques, managing the assistants' day-to-day
task and helping to troubleshoot any difficulties that they may have. Laboratory
responsibilities include, but are not limited to: ordering necessary laboratory
consumables and equipment as needed, preparing and maintaining laboratory
directories of all patient biopsies and cell lines, transporting patient
biopsies to the TPCL, and ensuring that the laboratory and its personnel are
approved and up to date with all regulatory organizations such as EH&S,
Laboratory Safety, the IRB and the Animal Research Committees.Qualifications
Required:* Willingness and ability to work changing hours if necessary.* Fluency in proper sterile technique* Working knowledge of tissue culture.* Working knowledge of basic chemistry and biology.* Knowledge of quality control and instrument usage.* Ability to perform experimental calculations and analysis.* Ability to perform laboratory tasks in timely manner in a high workload environment.* Ability to work with potentially biohazardous material (human blood and serum).* Ability to work with limited and properly handled/stored hazardous chemicals* Working experience in immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence
UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.