UCLA Research Technician

Posted 5/3/22

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 (airiekim@mednet.ucla.edu)

University of Pittsburgh Lab Technician

Posted 5/3/22

The Laboratory Specialist will perform research under the Vascular Medicine Institute. The research will

be to study the function of red cells in vitro or in vivo. May work individually or as a member of a team,

including application of generally accepted procedures, collection and preliminary analysis of data, and

recognition of and response to procedural problems. Conduct research projects requiring the

application of protocols and implements systems to ensure actions/decisions do not unduly obligate or

place the University in an adverse position. Appropriately balances expectations and needs of different

groups in the lab. Independently conducts experimental and organizational procedures and activities to

gain a better understanding of iron biology. Provides technical assistance with various research projects

being conducted by other members of the lab. The successful candidate will work independently as well

as assist lab members.

BA/BS in Biological Science or in related fields is highly recommended or the equivalent combination of

education and experience. Experience with animal maintenance and handling preferred. Knowledge of

standard biochemical research methodology, principles and procedures, the use and maintenance of

laboratory facilities and/or equipment, scientific approach and methodologies, skill in use of personal

computers and related software applications. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative

Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity.

EOE, including disability/vets The University of Pittsburgh requires all Pitt constituents (employees and

students) on all campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Visit

coronavirus.pitt.edu to learn more about this requirement.

Please apply here or contact Dr. Yien for questions (yieny@pitt.edu)

University of Washington Research Scientist

Posted 5/3/22

Research Scientist 1 position in the Hematology division at the University of Washington Department of Medicine


This position is in a lab studying erythropoiesis (red cell differentiation), the physiology of heme and iron, and bone marrow failure. The research projects in this lab are designed to understand the systemic physiology of heme and its impact on erythroid differentiation, iron homeostasis, and related cellular pathologies. This position requires the desire to work with animal and cellular models to understand physiology and disease processes. Some familiarity with molecular and cellular biology techniques and the ability to work independently are essential. Senior lab members will provide essential training, support and guidance. This position is ideally suited for a highly motivated new or recent graduate seeking to gain independent laboratory experience and master new techniques prior to advanced educational studies.


This position is responsible for maintaining our mouse colony and performing experimental procedures, including genotyping and blood sampling. This position will provide support for molecular and cellular biology studies and will include independent studies commensurate with experience and demonstrated capabilities.


Bachelor’s degree in biology, cellular biology, genetics or related field is required.  Experience working with animal model systems and tracking large data sets and sample numbers and experience designing, executing, and troubleshooting molecular and cellular biology experiments are highly desired. The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. All employees of higher education and healthcare institutions in Washington must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination.


You can apply for this position on the University of Washington job site which includes additional details.