Laboratory Technician – SRA II

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA



Come join our exceptional Department of Neurobiology, and help lead the advancement of cutting-edge basic science research into explorations of the brain and central nervous system. In this Staff Research Assistant (SRA) role you’ll work independently on research into breathing, and perform thoracic perfusion on rats and mice. Responsibilities include: * Histology work include fixation, embedding, cryostat microtome sectioning and staining. * Isolation of mRNA from rue brain tissue. reverse transcription, PCR, ONA purification and gel electrophoresis. * Cloning, plasmid purification, RNA labelling, in6ilu hybridization, DNA labelling, and southern blot. * Tissue culture and hazardous waste disposal. * Compliance with UCLA regulation on laboratory safety, use of hazardous chemicals, control substances, toxins, and radioactive materials. * Organizing annual in-lab radiation seminars, ove1radiation records, including inventory of isotopes, survey and disposal of radioactive materials, responsible for preparing renewal application for radioisotope permit. * Assisting in preparation of animal protocol applications for research projects and annual renewal of animal protocol. * Laboratory equipment maintenance and keeping inventory for laboratory equipment and chemicals. UCLA Health is a world-renowned health system with four award-winning hospitals and dozens of primary care practices, specialty practices, urgent care centers and other ancillary locations throughout metro Los Angeles as well as the David Geffen School of Medicine, which is an internationally-respected center of advanced medical education and research. If you’re looking to experience greater challenge and fulfillment in your career, you can at UCLA Health. Salary range: $28.04 – $45.11 Hourly



Required Qualifications: * Master degree in biological science with laboratory experience. * Knowledge of proper radioisotope handling. * Skill in performing various molecular biology techniques. * Ability to train student and individual in laboratory skills * Ability to follow UCLA regulation on hazardous waste disposal procedures. * Familiar with regulation for proper animal care, anesthesia, and euthanasia * Working knowledge of UCLA purchasing policies and procedures.

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