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UCLA Health Systems

Research Associate II-OBGYN



Full Time

On Site


Los Angeles, California, United States


Our laboratory focuses on understanding the molecular basis of gynecologic epithelial cancer formation, progression and treatment.
In particular, we are investigating the identity of epithelial ovarian cancer stem cells and molecular pathways in these cells that could
be targeted therapeutically. We are also interested in the role of genetic changes in the stroma and epithelium in endometriosis and
endometrial cancer progression.

In collaboration with Principal Investigator, you will be expected to perform research projects (molecular, biochemical and
cellular) related to understanding the molecular, immunologic and genetic events involved in the formation and progression of
gynecologic diseases. Knowledge gained from this research is then used to design and test strategies for cancer treatment and will
move to clinical trials. This work requires experience in cell biology, molecular biology, and involves the use of human samples and
animal models. Responsibilities will include:

  • preparation of data management forms per protocol
  • tissue culture work
  • preparation of RNA, DNA, protein and viruses
  • PCR and immunohistochemistry
  • overseeing laboratory and equipment maintenance
  • ordering materials and preparation of data and manuscripts for publication.

  • Experience in molecular, biochemical and cellular research.
  • Ability to perform euthanasia on animals for research purposes.
  • Experience isolating tissues and doing tissue culture work.
  • Ability to perform biochemical techniques as well as molecular biology techniques
  • Ability to read abstracts or scientific articles pertaining to prosecution of broad
    research problems.
  • Ability to use lab equipment including PCR machine, centrifuges, etc.
  • Ability to analyze research findings and prepare clear, concise and accurate
    technical/statistical reports.
  • Ability to work standing for at least 90% of the working day.
  • Ability to keep records of specimen.
  • Computer literacy.
  • B.S./M.S. degree strongly preferred
  • Experience with tissue culture.
  • Experience with RT and real time PCR.
  • Experience performing data entry using a PC and Mac.
  • Previous lab experience (2 - 3 years).
  • Experience with molecular biology.

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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