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UCLA Health Lab Assistant II in Los Angeles, California

Responsibilities

The Lab Assistant will participate in general wet lab activities in the lab under the supervision of the Principal Investigator (PI). The Lab Assistant will have complete supervision until all tasks have been satisfactorily mastered in terms of safety and technique. After competence is reached, minimal supervision should be necessary unless requested.Qualifications

Required:

Knowledge of standard laboratory equipment and supplies.

Good communication skills and ability to work well with multiple individuals.

Ability to maintain an organized working area.

Ability to keep accurate and organized lab records.

Ability to work on several projects simultaneously and to switch focus as needed.

Knowledge of chemistry to prepare common lab solutions.

Knowledge of laboratory safety procedures for handling chemical and biohazardous waste.

Knowledge of basic molecular biology techniques.

Excellent attention to detail.

Ability to learn new laboratory techniques and new lab equipment, as needed.

General knowledge of University procedures.

B.S. Biology, Microbiology, Genetics, or related field (strongly preferred)

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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