Staff Research Associate

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA

Job Duties
Job Qualifications
Job Duties


We are seeking an experienced Staff Research Associate to join our team. The ideal candidate will be experienced in molecular cloning, using mouse models for physiologic experiments, and advanced microscopy, including at least three years of experience with electron microscopy. In this role you will, sample processing for electron microscopy, prepare blocks for sectioning with Glass and Diatome Diamond Knife, and preparation of fixative for cell culture and mouse tissue specimens. Must have the ability to optimize electron microscopy protocols for standard transmission electron microscopy, dual axis electron tomography, immunogold electron microscopy. Must be experienced in cell culture of mammalian cells and insect cells including cell transfections and generation of stable cell lines. Experience with PCR and quantitative PCR as well as in optimizing electron microscopy protocols. Must have at least five years of basic biomedical research 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.

Job Qualifications


Bachelor’s degree and/or Master’s degree in the Biological Sciences 
Expertise with confocal microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, dual axis electron tomography, immunogold electron microscopy
Must be experienced in using mouse models for physiologic experiments. Mouse handling and sacrifice. Mouse perfusion and tissue harvest. 
Demonstrated skills in PC computers, MS word, Excel, and PowerPoint internet, Photoshop, Illustrator
Ability to work flexible hours including weekends
Experience with animal dissection and perfusion
Ability to prepare block faces for sectioning using a glass and diamond knife. 
Experience with cloning and basic molecular biology techniques (westerns, immunofluorescence, and transfections). 
Experience in preparing samples for EM (must handle hazardous chemicals such as osmium tetroxide, uranyl acetate safely)
Expertise with electron microscopy, transmission and scanning

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