We are seeking a hardworking and energetic individual to join our research team which is focused on elucidating mechanisms contributing to autoimmune side of cancer immune therapies and their relation to anti-tumor efficacy of these treatments. The position requires a combination of basic science and clinical translational research skills. Daily activities will include immunology and molecular biology techniques including DNA, RNA, and protein isolation, flow cytometry, qRT-PCR and standard PCR, and immunohistochemistry. Our work includes in vivo mouse immune therapy experiments, which involves maintenance of a genetically engineered mouse colony, murine tissue dissection, tumor inoculation, and assessment of tumors and autoimmune phenotypes in mice. Assistance with laboratory organization and maintenance is also required. Opportunities for involvement in the recruitment and enrollment of subjects in ongoing clinical research trials are available but not required.
•General knowledge of immunology and molecular biology
•Good work ethic, communication skills and ability to work well independently or as a part of a group
•Working knowledge of the microscope and basic laboratory equipment (centrifuge, incubators, spectrophotometer, PCR, Q-PCR)
•Skill in using MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
•Excellent skills in problem solving and data analysis, organization and presentation
•General knowledge of chemistry and meticulous preparation of reagents
Not required, but a bonus if you have the following:
•BS in Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics, Immunology, and Microbiology, or similar
•Experienced in working with mice and ARC certified to work with mice
•Understanding of University procedures and policies for ordering and biohazard, radioactive and chemical waste disposal
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.