Staff Research Associate


Under supervision of the Principal Investigator, the Staff Research Associate will provide technical support to the research group. Duties include but are not limited to: magnetic resonance imaging, optically clearing tissues, harvesting CNS tissue from the mice, handling and storage of the tissues appropriately, and performing immunohistochemistry experiments. The Staff Research Associate will also be required to perform simple computer-based analyses of MRI and microscopy images in BrainSuite 19a and ImageJ software.

This is a full-time, one year limited appointment that may convert to career.


Ability to keep accurate and organized laboratory records
Analytical ability and good problem-solving skills
Ability to use PC and Macintosh computers
Knowledge of basic laboratory procedures
Ability to optically clear tissue
Ability to perform magnetic resonance imaging

Working knowledge of Immunohistochemistry techniques
Knowledge of chemistry and skill in preparation of solutions for lab experiments
Interest working with rodents and rodent related research
Ability to work on several projects simultaneously and to switch focus as needed

Knowledge of cryostat use


BS degree in Biology or related discipline

Knowledge of confocal microscopy

Willingness to work occasional overtime to meet deadlines related to grants and publications
Working knowledge of University IRB policies and procedures

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.