UCLA Health Research Associate in Westwood, California


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Job Duties


Primary duties of the Staff Research Associate II include laboratory work in the area of Alzheimer’s disease, drug discovery, and cell biology/biochemical studies of amyloid proteins. Specific tasks include routine maintenance of hybridoma and mammalian cell cultures, recombinant protein expression and purification, and protein extraction from human tissues. The use of the following analytical techniques is anticipated: fluorescence microscopy, negative-stain electron microscopy, western blot, ELISA, and analytical size exclusion chromatography. Specific training will be given as needed, but a keen attention to detail and diligent book keeping are a must.

The SRA is chiefly supervised by the Principle Investigator and will oversee all student lab workers. The SRA will work with postdoctoral fellows in the laboratory of the Principle Investigator to see that specific tasks are achieved.

Job Qualifications


Skill in performing prolonged tasks with appropriate maintenance of directed attention

Skill with manual dexterity, in order to perform precise and consistent technical maneuvers.

Ability to establish new laboratory procedures and protocols successfully.

Skill in speaking with persons of various educational/technical backgrounds concerning technical areas of supervision.

Skill in utilizing standard computer spreadsheet and word processing software programs (MS Excel and Word).

Skill in analyzing information, problems, and procedures to define the problem and objective, identify relevant factors, formulate logical solution and follow up on problem resolution.

Skill in organizing information and materials in a systematic way to optimize efficiency to minimize duplication of effort.

Skill in performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature.

Skill in setting priorities that accurately reflect the relative importance of job responsibilities.

Skill in prioritizing assignments to complete work in a timely manner when there are: changes in work scope, workload, changes in personnel, assignment, pressures of deadlines, competing requirements.

Skill in working independently and following through on assignments.

Skill in listening perceptively and conveying awareness.

Knowledge in lab safety including use of biohazardous waste and principles of safety when working with human and mouse tissues.

Summary Information

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UCLA Title: Staff Res Assoc II-Nonexempt

Job #: H100433

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Job Type: Career

Duration: Indefinite

Salary Range:

$22.57 / $3927 – $36.32 / $6320

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Posted Date:

December 6, 2018

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