Position Description: Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, the Lab Assistant II will assist with basic laboratory procedures such as assisting with cell culture and molecular biology tasks such as preparing media and reagent, assisting in generating and maintaining cell lines and assisting in cloning of DNA constructs and DNA/RNA preparation as well as maintaining laboratory equipment. The incumbent will work closely with lab members and collaborators in completing experiments and with keeping up-to-date records.
The incumbent is to be able to adapt easily to changing needs and priorities, facilitate project completion, provide lab support and organizational needs, address technical problems and summarize and present results.
This position provides an opportunity to play a key part in a new research laboratory at the interface of synthetic and developmental biology. Working in a state of the art lab at UCLA, the successful candidate would work directly with the PI to set up, maintain and manage the lab. This position would also provide opportunities for the incumbent to develop their skills in molecular biology, tissue culture and microscopy. Training in established techniques will be provided as needed, but the work will require significant independence of day-to-day operations.
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UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.