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UCLA Health Systems

Staff Research Associate



Full Time

On Site


Los Angeles, California, United States


Under the general supervision of the Principal Investigator, you will conduct studies with a mouse model of stroke and testing of the cellular effects of drug and biological therapeutics. The successful candidate will have had previous experience with survival surgery in rodents, transcardial perfusion, PCR, Western blot, drug administration to rodents, immunohistochemistry and in stroke modeling in mice.

Duties include but are not limited to: perform precise stereotaxic surgeries on mice, process tissue for histological, and immunohistochemical stains, transcardial perfusion, PCR and Western blot. In addition you will independently run research projects on mouse behavioral recovery after stroke. You will supervise undergraduate Lab Helpers and train graduate and postdoctoral fellows in mouse surgery and drug delivery. You are also responsible for participating in lab maintenance, supply ordering and all compliance tasks with biohazard and chemical disposal protocols.



BS in a biological or chemical science or related experience.

Previous experience with mouse or rat survival surgeries and/or behavioral testing.

Ability to perform PCR.

Ability to learn new software programs and laboratory techniques as needed.

Skill in reading and analyzing scientific journals to keep current in laboratory techniques and research protocols.

Excellent verbal and written English skills.

Ability to cut and process tissue for histological and immunohistochemical stains using a cryostat.

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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