Staff Research Associate (SRA 1), UCLA Microbiology, Immunology, & Molecular Genetics

Job description

Under the general supervision of the laboratory Principal Investigator as well as members of the homology directed repair team, the SRA 1 major functions will be to evaluate targeted nuclease-mediated genome editing in primary human cells (hematopoietic cells, T cells) by performing supportive research techniques such as cell culture, DNA and RNA isolation, PCR analysis, and molecular cloning.  

This is a limited (temporary) full-time position.




Application Instructions

Applicants must submit their qualifications via UCLA's Career Opportunities website at  Reference position # 27521  AA/EEO


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


  • Demonstrated skill with tissue culture procedures for multiple cell types: both cell lines and hematopoietic stem cells.
  • Experience with preparing, running, and analyzing cell samples by flow cytometry. Experience with Diva software highly desired.
  • Knowledge of laboratory safety procedures associated with the handling and disposal of chemicals and chemical waste, and biohazards and biohazardous waste.
  • Strong organization skills to maintain detailed laboratory protocols, ordering information, and inventories of reagents.
  • Advanced molecular biology techniques. Skills in PCR, DNA and RNA isolation.
  • Strong skills in computing cell concentrations, solution preparation, and other needed mathematical calculations.
  • Organizational skills with strong attention to detail and flexibility to manage multiple tasks with competing deadlines.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to accommodate timing constraints of experiments.
  • B.S. degree in Biological Sciences or equivalent experience and education required.


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: 27521
Posted: 3/27/2018
Application Due: 4/30/2018
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