Staff Research Associate III

Responsibilities

The Department of Biological Chemistry works in the fields
of cryoEM and structural biology.

Under general supervision of Dr. Gonen, the incumbent will
be responsible for day-to-day running of the cryoEM lab; collaborating (when
necessary) with various users; collect cryoem data; analyze cryoem data; solve
structures (biological, organic, inorganic); train users; keep records;
maintain all microscopes and related equipment; maintain stocks of consumables;
Interface with companies providing maintenance to the equipment; file reports
after each user; file an annual report of expenditure and income;

In addition, the incumbent will undertake research projects as
directed by Dr. Gonen and will be making independent contributions to research
and experiments in cryoem.

The incumbent will be
responsible for implementing and performing a variety of new and on-going
experimental protocols, making significant and innovative contributions to cryoem
pertaining to complex experimental procedures. Incumbent may be involved in writing
and publishing manuscripts in journals, attend and present research results at
laboratory meetings and academic conferences, and draft grant proposals as
needed under the guidance of Dr. Gonen.
Qualifications

Experience in managing general responsibilities, such as
ordering, maintenance of sample dewars and laboratory equipments; teaching
students and other personnel cryoem; processing data; structure refinement and
solution.

Training
and experience in the library making and data analysis of next-generation
sequencing data, including RNA sequencing and exome sequencing as well as in
multiple genotyping techniques as well as molecular, biochemical and cellular
research.

Knowledge
of cryoem software for data analysis.

Excellent
written and verbal communication skills.

Ability
to perform independently organize and prioritize jobs (for self and assigned
lab staff), manage time, and meet deadlines.

Must
have deep expertiese in cryoem; structure determination of macromolecules;
crystallization of protein, protein complexes and ligands; data collection strategies;
structure refinement, analysis, determination, reporting and documentation.

Ability
in designing study strategies.

Demonstrated
ability in designing experiments and/or laboratory techniques.

Demonstrated
ability to establish new laboratory procedures and protocols successfully.

Demonstrated
experience in managing cryoem laboratories for at least 2 years; interfacing
with users; maintenance of all infrastructure.

Bachelor
in Chemistry or equivalent work experience preferred.

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.

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