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UCLA Health Systems

Research Associate 4-Surgery



Full Time

On Site


Los Angeles, California, United States


In this role, you will direct the work of a large laboratory in the
Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiac Surgery, engage in difficult
and complex research projects in collaboration with academic
supervisors, making important original contributions pertaining to
laboratory and experimental procedures and take charge of the execution
of research projects or major portions of research projects which have
been broadly outlined by academic supervisors. You will supervise junior
scientists, PhD students, Residents in research year and undergraduate
students' work in equipment operation and laboratory techniques and will
explain and demonstrate technology as well as troubleshooting.Qualifications


  • Demonstrated ability to
    implement safety strategies in a basic science laboratory
  • Demonstrated ability to
    train new research staff and students.
  • Demonstrated ability to
    draft scientific results, outcomes, and problem-solve and adapt to scientific
    results and apply new protocols.
  • Demonstrated computer
    skills including word-processing, use of spreadsheets and data entry.
  • Experience with literature
    searches through websites such as PubMed, Medline, Ovid,
  • Ability to establish and
    maintain cooperative working relationships with personnel in the section,
    laboratory, and ancillary medical areas.
  • Ability
    to respond clearly, concisely, and cooperatively to questions from other
    technologists, unlicensed staff, or supervisory staff regarding how procedures/duties
    were or should be performed, validity of test results, etc.
  • Skill in prioritizing
    assignments to complete work in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Superior
    typing skills to prepare correspondence, reports and other written materials
    with speed and accuracy


  • PHD in Pediatrics Cardiac
    or other relevant field, and 5 + years' experience in a research setting, or
    comparable training and previous project coordination experience

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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