Staff Research Associate

Under supervision of the Principal
Investigator and Laboratory Coordinator, the Staff Research Associate provides
technical support to members of the research team on a number of projects from
the lab and to actively collaborate with the Department of Laboratory Animal
Medicine participating on current adoptive cell transfer and T-cell engineering
studies. Scientific job duties include maintaining various human primary cancer
cell lines, genetic engineering and functional characterization of human and
murine T cells, PCR, qPCR, Elisa and Flow Cytometry for gene transfer
experiments for preclinical related work. Laboratory duties and
responsibilities include maintaining research records, laboratory stocks
ordering supplies and consumables for research projects, oversee lab functions
maintaining optimal compressed gas levels and proper equipment operation
assisting the Laboratory Coordinator on maintain proper functioning of lab
equipment and facilities.Qualifications
Required: * Strong background in Molecular Biology, Cancer Cell Biology, Immunology and Immunotherapy* Extremely well organized and highly dependable* Highly motivated to learn new skills and techniques* Basic laboratory skills including organization, preparing common lab reagents, pipetting and working with human primary cancer cells* Capacity of working with minimal supervision as Staff Research Associate* Two-year of previous laboratory expertise* Ability to lift/push/pull up to approximately 25lbs.* Computer Proficient and familiar with HD-ddPCR Quantasoft suit* Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively interact with campus departments and the public* Ability to design and perform FACS experiments and interpreter results
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.