Intern (IR-Benedict)

Job Summary:
This is a training opportunity/unpaid internship available to a current undergraduate (upper division standing preferred) who is interested in gaining laboratory skills. Under general supervision, the intern will be responsible for performing a wide variety of research laboratory tasks and assisting in cellular and molecular biology experiments.

The successful candidate can look forward to a strong letter of recommendation and the possibility of advancing to a paid status.

• Knowledge of basic lab techniques and terms (pipetting, sterile technique, serial dilutions, solution preparation and cell culture is a plus)
• Previous lab experience is preferred 

• One year of general biology and general chemistry required (more upper division classes recommended, immunology in particular.

• Attention to detail and ability to learn quickly 

• Additional skills required: basic computing skills, following experimental protocols, maintaining clear and detailed lab notebooks is a must; ability for independent thinking and strongly self-motivated.
• Must be willing to work with laboratory mice
• Minimum of 10 hours a week during the school year, with more hours available during the summer months. This position also requires a commitment of more than 6 months.

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How to Apply:

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About LJI:
In 2016, LJI was ranked as one of the best places to work in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal. The Institute hosts 24 world-renowned faculty and over 70 postdoctoral researchers hailing from 21 different countries. LJI is located in the Science Research Park on the campus of UC San Diego, with easy access to the San Diego life sciences community and all that the area has to offer.

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