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Staff Research Associate II - Human Genetics

University of California - Los Angeles Health
United States, California, Los Angeles
December 03, 2023
Description Primary duties of the SRA II include technical and administrative tasks that support research in the human genetics field investigating the genetic cause of rare mendelian genetic diseases. SRAII will enroll human subjects, describe research, and gather additional clinical data from a variety of clinicians involved in the study project. SRAII will interact closely with clinical team and whole exome sequencing team, and must be highly knowledgeable about human genetics. Genetic Counseling background a large advantage. Must have knowledge of modern molecular sequencing techniques and be able to describe to research participants. Responsible for organizing, maintaining sample sets, which may include tissue samples, clinical data, DNA, and DNA data. Write and update work protocols. Organize and prepare IRB documents, and amendments. Work flexibly in a large team. Perform these and other duties, as needed, in a flexible fashion.
PAY RANGE: $27.09 - 43.58
Qualifications REQUIRED:
Training and knowledge of molecular tools used for human diagnosis
Understanding of molecular biology and genetics procedures: PCR, electrophoresis, genomic DNA analysis, SNP and microsatellite genotyping, SNP and expression array analyses, sequencing, exome sequencing, microarray analysis
Ability to design work flow protocols for sample handling and/or laboratory techniques.
Proficiency to perform independently, organize and prioritize jobs, manage time, and meet deadlines.
Skill in performing prolonged tasks with appropriate maintenance of directed attention.
Ability to describe genetic findings to patients, colleagues, and physicians
Skill in analyzing information, problems, procedures to: define the problem and objective, identify relevant factors, formulate logical solution and follow up on problem resolution.
Skill in performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature.
Skill in prioritizing assignments to complete work in a timely manner when there are: changes in work scope, workload, changes in personnel, assignment, pressures of deadlines, competing requirements.
Ability to speak on a one-to-one basis using appropriate vocabulary and grammar to obtain information and complete procedures.
Skill in utilizing standard computer spreadsheet and word processing software programs (MS Excel and Word).
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to calculate accurately.
Master's degree in Genetic Counseling and Predictive medicine or seven years of experience.
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