Laboratory Assistant - Digestive Diseases

  • UCLA Health
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Nov 24, 2022
Full Time Assistant/Support Laboratory

Job Description


We are seeking a full-time Laboratory Assistant in the Microbiome Core to perform high throughput microbial sample processing for DNA/RNA sequencing, maintain the lab's biobank of microbial samples, and assist in lab maintenance. The position will involve coordination with other Microbiome Core staff in the Jacobs Laboratory and interaction with external collaborators using Microbiome Core services.


•       Ability to work nights and weekends as needed.
•       Ability to organize and present results in an appropriate format.
•       Ability to maintain complete and accurate records.
•       Able to read and understand scientific protocols.
•       Good oral and written communication skills in English.
•       Ability to work independently after training.
•       Ability to work in an aseptic environment.
•       Ability to reliably pipette hundreds of samples with no errors.
•       >1 year experience performing DNA/RNA extraction.
•       >1 year experience performing polymerase chain reaction (PCR).

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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