Lab Assistant I

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

Job Description


The Department of Neurosurgery in the David Geffen School of Medicine is seeking a motivated candidate that will fulfill the roles of a Lab Assistant by assisting with clinical trials. In this role, you will be responsible for laboratory maintenance including the disposal of chemical and biohazardous waste, autoclaving and cleaning of lab equipment and supplies, ordering and maintaining inventory of laboratory supplies, and ensuring the lab space abides by institutional safety standards. Other necessary responsibilities include processing of clinical biological samples, maintaining detailed sample and experiment records, cataloguing sample inventory, and retrieval, transport, and shipment of biological samples.

*Limited position may convert to career*



  1. Ability to prioritize workload when faced with multiple tasks. 
  2. Verbal and composition skills to convey detailed medical information. 
  3. Excellent typing skills. 
  4. Working knowledge of PC including the following software: Microsoft Office 
  5. Ability to perform with frequent interruptions.


  1. Knowledge of Microsoft SharePoint
  2. Bachelors degree in Life Science
  3. Necessary skills and experience include knowledge of sterile technique, peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) isolation, serum and plasma isolation, and tissue culture. Must be able to follow standard operating procedures and work collaboratively with others.
  4. Prefer minimum of bachelor’s degree in life sciences and 3 years of laboratory experience.

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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