Under the general supervision of the Principal Investigator, you will conduct studies to identify novel molecular pathways relevant to stroke and dementia using mouse models of both conditions. The successful candidate will have had prior experience with rodent survival surgeries and in training of these techniques to others. The successful candidate will have at least two years of prior experience in neuroscience or a brain related field and be able to operate independently when performing experiments.
Duties include but are not limited to: perform precise stereotactic surgeries on mice, handle and inject lentiviral constructs into brain, process tissue for histological and immunohistochemical stains, independently run research project on mouse stroke modeling and injury response, supervise undergraduate Lab Helpers, train graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in mouse surgery, drug and lentiviral delivery, participate in lab maintenance, supply ordering and all compliance tasks required for biohazard and chemical disposal protocols, perform PCR, gel electrophoresis, manage transgenic mice colonies, and perform cell culturing.
BS or BA in biological science or related experience.
Previous work in neuroscience or brain research fields.
Previous experience with mouse or rat survival surgeries and/or behavioral testing.
Ability to learn new software or laboratory techniques as needed.
Skill in reading and interpreting scientific journal articles in order to stay current in
laboratory techniques and protocols
Excellent verbal and written fluency in English
Ability to cut and process tissue for histological and immunohistochemical stains using a
Familiarity with modern molecular biology tools including lentivral handling and use
Familiarity or expertise in the use of epifluorescent and confocal microscopy
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.