This will be a full-time position in the Department of Neurosurgery in the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. Under the supervision of a principle investigator, you will assist and facilitate animal and human experiments. Training will be a continuous feature of this position. Specifically, you will assist in conducting animal and human based experiments in spinal cord injury. Duties include but are not limited to: rodent surgical techniques, rodent behavioral testing, immunohistochemistry, PCR, tissue preservation, tissue slicing and processing, microscopy, data analysis, human subject EMG recording and functional assessments.
As a Staff Research Associate, you will also assist in ordering laboratory equipment and supplies and maintaining stock solutions. You will be working on innovative research and as such will learn new techniques as they apply to emerging projects and teach other research personnel as necessary. Administrative work will be required, including maintenance of records, approval of protocols, laboratory maintenance, and scheduling of experiments. You will follow all laboratory safety practices as well as training volunteers, assisting with maintain IRB and coordinating subject appointments with administrative assistants.
Must have at least 2 years of prior experience in administration. Must have at least 2 years prior experience and expertise in writing and composition of manuscripts. Previous experience in or ability to learn human experiments. Previous experience in or ability to learn small-animal surgery and laboratory techniques.
Ability to complete, submit, and obtain approval for animal protocols.
Maintain accurate records of experiments and results both in writing and computerized database. Ability to work independently on assigned tasks with great organizational skills Interpersonal skills to work effectively with staff, faculty and administrators.
Ability to work with frequent interruptions and competing priorities.
General knowledge of UCLA policies and procedures.
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.