Position Description

Research Fellow
Department Dermatology-1115
Location The Lundquist Institute - Torrance, CA
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Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • PhD in Pathology, Immunology or a related life science discipline
  • Minimum of 4 years experience in a basic science research laboratory working on research projects related to cancer or immunology.
  • Have a track record of publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals
  • Solid knowledge in cancer immunology, molecular and cell biology
  • Have developed foundation in technical skills including sterile tissue culture techniques                                         
  • Experience in handling mice, flow cytometry, molecular techniques and basic computer programming is preferred.
  • Ability to perform and prioritize multiple simultaneous tasks
  • Ability to participate in the preparation of grant applications and publications
  • Ability to design and execute experiments, critically interpret experiments results and present the data in a meaningful manner.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point)

Description of Duties:

  • Design and executes experimental procedures.
  • Participates in conducting research studies – including performing laboratory assays such as flow cytometry, RT-PCR, Immunohistochemistry, RNA extractions and cell culture.
  • Participates in the development and analysis of in vivo experiments involving mice including anesthesia injections, aseptic work, animal handling and tissue excision.                                                                             
  • Responsible for generating, analyzing conducting statistical analyses and [resenting scientific data in progress reports, manuscripts and gran applications.                                                                                                        
  • Assists in maintaining the inventory, supplies needed for research and coordination of samples/activities from various collaborating departments at UCLA and others.                                                                                      
  • Assists in student training as well as training new staff and collaborators in research techniques and activities.      
  • Maintains related correspondence and regulatory paper work.
  • Reply to all communications (such as email and telephone) within one business day.
  • Assist in writing policies and procedures as needed and requested by supervisor.
  • Able to troubleshoot and resolve technical difficulties.
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