Laboratory Assistant I-Urology

  • UCLA Health
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Sep 22, 2022
Full Time Assistant/Support Laboratory

Job Description


As our Lab Assistant, you will split your time between two Urology laboratories engaged in translational surgical device design. Dr. Sturm’s lab engages in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine research, with a particular focus on lower urinary tract reconstructive procedures.

Dr. Scotland’s team focuses on peristalsis and the role of biofilms in kidney stone pathogenesis. Your specific tasks will be
to complete a variety of routine laboratory cell culture and tissue culture procedures and the physiological and
mechanical testing of tissue samples. Administrative support duties include inventory control, ordering of supplies,
preparation of laboratory materials and reagents, handling of live animals, assistance in surgical procedures, and tissue
preparation and analysis. Duties may also include responsibility for support of other laboratory personnel in laboratory
organization in line with all safety and regulatory requirements as needs dictate. Other duties as assigned.

Limited position, may become career


  • Cell culture experience including aseptic technique and primary cell culture
  • Ability to perform general laboratory techniques such as weighing, sterilizing, titration, glassware washing, filtering, reagent and buffer prep, maintaining sterile technique.
  • Knowledge and understanding of molecular techniques.
  • Skill in keeping accurate and complete research records.
  • Ability to recognize irregularities and invalid results.
  • Ability to make sound measurements and observations.
  • Ability to communicate in oral and written form, for the purpose of providing information to others in the laboratory. This includes the ability to record findings and methods in a laboratory journal in an accurate, complete, and timely way.
  • Ability to conduct multiple experiments in close temporal proximity.
  • Ability to read and understand experimental protocols as guidelines.
  • Knowledge of how to use and maintain modern laboratory equipment including incubators, tissue culture hoods, centrifuges, balances, and pH meter.
  • Mathematical skills to calculate chemical and biological concentrations in solutions.
  • Organized, detail oriented, and able to quickly adapt to the addition of novel tasks.

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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