Laboratory Assistant

  • UCLA Health
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Jun 23, 2022
Full Time Assistant/Support Laboratory

Job Description


We are seeking a Laboratory Assistant to assist in a basic cardiovascular research laboratory specializing in cardiac electrophysiology and biophysics using animal models. Responsibilities include assisting with experiments (including test preparation, data acquisition, data and statistical analysis, and figure preparation), and organizing/maintaining the lab website. The ideal candidate should have either experience or willingness to work with small animals (such as rabbits, rodents, zebrafish) and cell cultures; experience using basic laboratory equipment (centrifuges, pipettors, pH meter, scales, microscopes); familiarity with software programs (MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint); and general knowledge of chemistry and meticulous preparation of reagents.. In this role, you must be able to work collaboratively with the rest of the lab team and willing to assist other team members in their projects and will be expected to learn and master new scientific materials and techniques.

Bachelor degree in STEM field or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
Excellent work ethics
Ability to work flexible hours
Strong communication skills and ability to work well independently or collaboratively to assist other lab members. 
Understanding of University procedures and policies for ordering and biohazard, radioactive and chemical waste disposal.  
Working knowledge of basic laboratory equipment (centrifuge, incubator, pipettors, pH meter, scales, microscope, etc.) 
Familiarity with basic software (MS-Office) 
General knowledge of chemistry and meticulous preparation of reagents 
High capability to learn and master new materials and techniques in order to work independently with minimal supervision or reminders.  
Excellent organization skills and time management skills; ability to prioritize responsibilities/tasks efficiently.

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.


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