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UCLA Health Laboratory Assistant in Los Angeles, California

Responsibilities

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.

Qualifications

Required

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.

UCLA Health welcomes all individuals, without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin or disabilities, and we proudly look to each person’s unique achievements and experiences to further set us apart.

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