UCLA Health Laboratory Assistant in Los Angeles, California
The Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior is seeking
to hire a full-time Laboratory Assistant. You will assist in the performance of
behavioral and electrophysiological experiments. Primary duties include:
Training of laboratory animals in sophisticated behavioral/cognitive tasks
Assist and perform electrophysiological and behavioral experiments
Participate and perform data analysis, creation of figures and writing of manuscripts for publication
Maintain lab equipment including annual performance checks, reinstating warrantees, troubleshooting basic problems and performing simple maintenance task/basic repair
Ensure a laboratory notebook is maintained that accurately reflects performance of experiments and data analysis for review by regulatory bodies as required
Coordinate with laboratory personnel (graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, technicians) for performance of experiments
Assist PI in preparing and organizing data for presentations, grant applications and progress reports as needed
Please note, there are two openings for this positions.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
BS in Neuroscience or Biology or Related Field is preferred
Experience working with laboratory animals and in a laboratory environment, including adherence to all public health, state and local policy regulations and animal protocols
Knowledge of standard laboratory equipment and supplies.
Knowledge of UCLA Environmental Health & Safety guidelines
Knowledge of PHS, ARC and DLAM regulatory procedures
Good communication skills and ability to work well with multiple individuals at different skill levels
Ability to maintain an organized working area
Ability to keep accurate and organized records
Knowledge of laboratory safety procedures for handling biohazard and chemical waste
Excellent attention to detail, for accurate data collection, entry and analysis
Excellence in work practices
Ability to work independently or as a team member
Resourcefulness, willingness to seek out assistance as needed and troubleshoot experimental issues as needed
Experience with Matlab is ideal
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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