Staff Research Associate 3, UCLA Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics

Job description

Conduct experiments investigating HIV latency. Process blood samples; perform tissue culture; perform large-scale selection of different populations of cells; grow and purify viral vectors and live virus; infect primary cells and cell lines with HIV; perform molecular cloning reactions; perform mouse infections and process tissues; extract RNA/DNA/protein from different sources; perform PCR and sequencing; stain and analyze cells using flow cytometry; maintain laboratory notebook. Provide supervision and oversight to undergraduate lab helpers and other laboratory personnel. Some flexibility in work schedule is required because occasional weekend and evening work is necessary.  




Application Instructions:

Applicants must submit their qualifications via UCLA's Career Opportunities website at Reference UCLA REQ. # 27143


The complete listing of qualifications is available on UCLA's official job posting.

  • Willingness to work with HIV.
  • Skill in basic computer data acquisition procedures.
  • Trained in mouse work.
  • Knowledge of tissue culture, surgical procedures and sterile techniques.
  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations for dilutions, molarity and molecular weight.
  • Skilled in use of common laboratory equipment using BSL2+ practices.
  • Trained in molecular biology techniques.
  • Ability to frequently work with the following tools/equipment: Microscopes, biohazard hoods, centrifuges, flow cytometer, tissue culture incubators, PCR machine, electrophoresis equipment, pH meter, pipettes and balances, fluorescence microscope, computer, LN2 freezer, autoclave.
  • Ability to supervise undergraduate students in experimental procedures and equipment utilization.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor's of Science degree in Biological Sciences or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.



UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy -




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Job No: 27143
Posted: 12/19/2017
Application Due: 1/19/2018
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