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UCLA Health Systems

Staff Research Associate



Full Time

On Site


Los Angeles, California, United States


We are seeking an experienced Staff Research
Associate to join our team. The ideal candidate will be experienced in
molecular cloning, using mouse models for physiologic experiments, and advanced
microscopy, including at least three years of experience with electron
microscopy. In this role you will, sample processing for electron microscopy,
prepare blocks for sectioning with Glass and Diatome Diamond Knife, and preparation
of fixative for cell culture and mouse tissue specimens. Must have the ability
to optimize electron microscopy protocols for standard transmission electron
microscopy, dual axis electron tomography, immunogold electron microscopy. Must be experienced in cell culture of mammalian cells and insect cells including
cell transfections and generation of stable cell lines. Experience with PCR and
quantitative PCR as well as in optimizing electron microscopy protocols. Must
have at least five years of basic biomedical research experience. Qualifications

Required:* Bachelor's degree and/or Master's degree in the Biological Sciences * Expertise with confocal microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, dual axis electron tomography, immunogold electron microscopy* Must be experienced in using mouse models for physiologic experiments. Mouse handling and sacrifice. Mouse perfusion and tissue harvest. * Demonstrated skills in PC computers, MS word, Excel, and PowerPoint internet, Photoshop, Illustrator* Ability to work flexible hours including weekends* Experience with animal dissection and perfusion* Ability to prepare block faces for sectioning using a glass and diamond knife. * Experience with cloning and basic molecular biology techniques (westerns, immunofluorescence, and transfections). * Experience in preparing samples for EM (must handle hazardous chemicals such as osmium tetroxide, uranyl acetate safely)* Expertise with electron microscopy, transmission and scanning

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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