Lab Assistant II

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA

Qualifications

Ability to recognize and use technical terminology related to muscle anatomy and function. -REQUIRED

Skill in conducting studies with rodents (handling in non-stressful matter, surgical techniques). -REQUIRED

Ability to use/maintain histological equipment (cryostat, microscopes, imaging, software/programs). -REQUIRED

Skill in conducting immunostaining procedures (troubleshooting, reagent preparation)-REQUIRED

Experience in standard biochemical procedures (e.g., accurate pipetting, knowledge of centrifuges). -REQUIRED

Ability to communicate effectively.

Working knowledge of Environmental Health and Safety regulations regarding use of chemical and biological substances and their disposal. -REQUIRED

Ability to think analytically, prioritize, work independently, shift priorities and adapt to change. -REQUIRED

Interpersonal skills to effectively interact with faculty, staff, postdoctoral fellows and students. -REQUIRED

Ability to maintain a clean working environment. -REQUIRED 

Knowledge of computers, including; word processing, spreadsheet, graphics software and literature search methods.-REQUIRED

Knowledge to perform basic molecular skills such as DNA/RNA extractions and  PCR. -REQUIRED

Knowledge to prepare and maintain mammalian tissue cultures -REQUIRED

Knowledge to prepare chemical solutions and buffers. -REQUIRED

Ability to maintain accurate inventory of supplies and laboratory instruments.- PREFERRED

Ability to prepare samples for analysis using standard methods

Ability to pass the appropriate UCLA exams for compliance


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