Position: Research technician, full-time
Start date : immediate; negotiable
Institution: UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine; Department of Medicine
Laboratory: Center For Iron Disorders (PIs: Tomas Ganz, Elizabeta Nemeth, Airie Kim); http://iron.med.ucla.edu
Project description: The research project investigates the role of iron in the development of
pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a chronic and severe cardiopulmonary disease that
results in heart failure and death. Iron deficiency is associated with worse PAH clinical
outcomes, and treatment has been shown to improve exercise tolerance and quality of life, but
the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. We are a medium-large biomedical research
laboratory interested in iron homeostasis and its disorders, and have a dynamic team of faculty
members, postdocs, graduate students, and staff.
Eligibility: The applicant should have a Bachelors’ degree in Biological Sciences or a related
field, as well a minimum of 2 years of prior laboratory experience. The applicant should have
demonstrated proficiency in routine laboratory techniques, including Western blots, ELISA, IHC,
flow cytometry, colorimetry assays, RT-PCR, microscopy, and cell culture.
Contact Person: Airie Kim (email@example.com)