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UCLA Health Lab Assistant I - Surgery in Los Angeles, California


The Department of Surgery is seeking to hire a limited part time Laboratory Asisstant I to work in a cutting-edge Liver Transplant research laboratory. Under the mentorship of the 2 Principal Investigators the candidate will help perform research that aims to develop a mouse model of alcohol disease. In this role you will work with primary and passaged liver cell lines and research animals. This will require you to complete a variety of common lab techniques including, but not limited to, protein expression and isolation, ELISA, IHC and Western blotting. The Lab Assistant 1 will be located primarily within the Kupiec-Weglinski laboratory space but will be anticipated to interact closely with clinical and collaborating labs and personnel.

Please note that this limited position may convert to career.

Pay Range: $19.90 - $23.04 hourly


  • Excellent skill in verbal and written communication, especially for the purpose of providing information to others in the laboratory.

  • Understanding of basic chemical and biological principles, especially those needed for lab work.

  • Bachelor of Science degree in a life/biomedical science discipline.

  • Ability to work with live animals.

  • Willingness to learn how to work with live animals.

  • Advanced skill and knowledge of computer applications.

  • Skill in keeping accurate and complete records.

  • Ability to perform work in an accurate and thorough manner with close attention to detail.

  • Ability to be self-motivated, work with minimal supervision at times, handle multiple tasks and prioritize workload.

  • Ability to work as part of a team and establish cooperative working relationships with researchers, residents, students, and other support personnel.

  • Knowledge of UCLA Policies and Procedures, especially for safe lab work.

  • Ability to read and understand research and clinical protocols as guidelines.

  • Organized, detail oriented, and able to quickly adapt to the addition of novel tasks.

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