Share Requisition # HRC0235215C
Principal Investigator, Lena Heung, MD, PhD is looking for a
Research Associate to join her team!
The research of Lena Heung, MD, PhD, focuses on the roles of
innate immune cells in the host response to respiratory fungal
pathogens, in particular Cryptococcus neoformans. C. neoformans is
an environmental fungus that can cause highly fatal lung and
central nervous system infections in immunocompromised patients,
including those with HIV/AIDS, cancer, solid organ transplantation
and autoimmune conditions. The goal of Dr. Heung's research is to
define the innate immune mechanisms that determine host outcomes
after infection in order to facilitate the development of
immunomodulatory therapies for susceptible patients.
Are you a passionate and dedicated research professional?
Working under direct supervision, as a Research Associate I, you
will perform a variety of routine experimental protocols and
procedures to support the objectives of one or more laboratory
research projects in a specific area of research. Assists in
general laboratory activities, including maintenance of reagents
and stocking of supplies. Files and monitors documents and keeps
accurate and detailed records of experiments and results. Will
assist in the operation of specialized equipment and machinery and
observe safety standards and procedures. You will be able to
perform routine cellular, micro- and molecular biology procedures
including, but not limited to Western, Northern blot, DNA/RNA, PCR,
protein extraction, cell culture, Immunohistochemistry, and
staining. This position does not have supervisory
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
- Performs a variety of routine laboratory tasks and
- May assist with animal husbandry.
- Maintains lab equipment and related records.
- Transports, processes and logs samples.
- Maintains computer database with relevant clinical
- Performs lab maintenance duties, including glassware cleaning
- Maintains stocks of general lab materials, and places orders
for lab equipment and supplies.
- Assists new students and fellows at the laboratory.
- Organize and maintain mouse lines specific to the lab of Dr.
- Perform animal work including infections, injections, and
tissue harvest as well as breeding, weaning, and genotyping of
transgenic and knockout animals.
Other duties may include:
- Tissue culture, preparation of microbial cultures, ELISA,
quantitative RT-PCR, flow cytometry, immunohistochemical and
quantitative analysis of tissue samples, photography and computer
cataloging of data as needed.
- Will assist other researchers as assigned.
- Minimum of a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in
biological sciences, required
Experience and Skillset:
- Understanding of general research objectives
- Working knowledge of database management, personal computers,
and presentation and imaging software
- Familiar with routine laboratory procedures and experimental
- Must possess computer skills to include, but not limited to,
Excel and Word.
- Working Title: Research Associate I - Infectious Disease -
- Department: Home Dept - Pulmonary
- Business Entity: Academic / Research
- City: Los Angeles
- Job Category: Academic/Research
- Job Specialty: Research Studies/Clinical Trials
- Position Type: Full-time
- Shift Length: 8 hour shift
- Shift Type: Full-time
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