UCLA Health


The Lab Assistant III is responsible for the quantitative and statistical analysis of small animal and human PET scans. You will assist with the extraction of dedicated and standardized region of interest magnitude data from PET images, and assist with the rigorous statistical data analyses within image finding data sets, and of correlations between image data and biological parameters. You will present research subjects with mood and memory tasks during PET scanning sessions and help establish and maintain clinical databases relating to patient diagnostic information. You will also help to coordinate prospective research trials, and residency, and fellowship program admissions. You will assist with the preparation and organization of study findings for group discussions and presentations, and deliver formal oral presentations and written reports of those findings as appropriate.


Knowledge of basic genetics, molecular biology and biochemical principles.
Ability to perform complex organic chemical reactions.
Ability to use basic laboratory equipment. Radiation safety workers certification.
Ability to organize raw data into a comprehensible form.
Ability to maintain laboratory readiness for future experiments.
Knowledge of human and animal biomedical image analysis techniques.
Ability to communicate effectively to convey experimental results as demonstrated by scientific writing skills and oral presentation skills.
Interpersonal skills to effectively interact with faculty, staff, postdoctoral fellows and students.
Demonstrated PET-related computer skills including knowledge of UNIX based systems, SPM, NeuroQ and CAPP as well as work in Excel, MS Word, Windows, and Mac.
Experience with preparing and obtaining proper institutional approvals and renewals required for implementation of experimental studies.
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
Ability to work occasional overtime and weekends.

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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