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UCLA Health Systems

Staff Research Associate



Full Time

On Site


Los Angeles, California, United States


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
Knowledge of chemistry and skill in preparation of solutions for lab
Interest working with rodents and rodent related research
Ability to work on several projects simultaneously and to switch focus as
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.

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