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Research Tech I (Ley)

Job summary:
A full-time position for a research technician is immediately available in Division of Inflammation Biology at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology (San Diego). The successful candidate will join a team of scientists investigating inflammation as a defense reaction caused by tissue damage or injury, specifically in atherosclerosis. The research involves molecular biology, flow cytometry, cell sorting, high-throughput next generation sequencing technologies (RNA-Seq, ChIP-Seq, Nextera-Seq).

Most of the work will be done on human blood cells (BSL2). Pertinent training will be provided.

This position requires a 2 to 3-year commitment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The candidates will support active research and day-to-day operations of our research core under the direct supervision of the core director. We seek candidates who are diligent and meticulous while meeting deadlines, who display initiative and are interested in contributing intellectually to the project.
The candidate will have to routinely process a large number of samples; therefore an exceptional level of organization, record-keeping and time management is required for this position. Specific responsibilities include but not limited to:

•Cell sorting
•Nucleic acid extraction
•Sample preparation for RNA-Seq and other high throughput technologies
•Quality assessment/logging of samples through appropriate equipment
•Mass cytometry (CyTOF)
•Routine Laboratory duties
•Keeping abreast of current technologies and suggesting innovative ways to combine them in a biologically meaningful setting

Qualifications:
Minimum requirements for this position include: a bachelor’s degree (BS/BA) in biology, biochemistry or related field. Data entry and analysis in Microsoft Excel.

This is a great opportunity for a talented person to grow in a creative and stimulating collaborative work environment.

How to Apply:
Please attach your resume (maximum 2 pages including contact information of 2 references) and a cover letter. Attach all required documents as a single attachment in your application here.

ABOUT LJI:
In 2016 and 2017, LJI was ranked as one of the best places to work in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal.

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.

Full-time employment at LJI includes a competitive salary, medical/dental/vision benefits, paid vacation/sick leave, and employer contributions to a retirement plan (403B).

LJI provides Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) to all employees and applicants regardless of race, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, veteran status, sexual orientation, or pregnancy. This applies to all personnel practices, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfers, educational assistance, and social and recreational programs.