Lab Assistant II

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA



The UCLA Santa Monica Hospital is seeking to hire a full-time Lab Assistant to join the Orthopaedic Surgery Department. You will assist with the study of orthopaedic disorders and will assist the research team with the preparation of components used in molecular biology assays aimed at helping to characterize translational regenerative medicine approaches to the treatment of orthopaedic/musculosketal injuries. Primary duties include: * Laboratory maintenance (equipment, supplies, storage and disposal of chemical and biological waste) * Assist with preparation of equipment for survival surgeries * Assist with in vivo fluorescence and bioluminescence imagine * Cell line maintenance and storage * Maintenance of mutant mouse colonies * Sectioning and staining of tissue samples * Acquire images of samples using microscopy Salary range: $21.38/hr – $25.15/hr



Ability to pass UCLA exams for work with radioactivity and biohazards. Passage of ARC and DLAM exams for entry and handling of animals Knowledge of preparing and maintaining explanted tissue cultures (preferred) Comfort and ability to work with animals Working knowledge of Environmental Health and Safety regulations regarding use of chemical, biological and radioactive substances and their disposal. Ability to maintain laboratory equipment in good working order. Knowledge of preparing chemical solutions and buffers using standard methods. Knowledge of basic computer skills involving data entry and organizational skills using Word, Excel, Photoshop, and PowerPoint on Mac. Skill in writing legible, concise, and grammatically correct documentation of your work in Standard English (lab notes and protocols). Working knowledge of library reference system. Interpersonal skills to effectively interact with faculty, staff, postdoctoral fellows and students. Ability to walk distances up to 1/3 mile. Ability to lift up to 20 lbs.

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