Open Position

Research Technician I (Rao Lab)

We are seeking a full-time entry-level research technician in the Division of Signaling and Gene Expression at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology (San Diego). The candidate will be working with a large team of highly motivated scientists. The position involves managing the day-to-day operations of two adjoining laboratories. Duties include keeping common lab supplies stocked, maintaining a large mouse colony and helping scientists with various projects.
Some of the projects will involve using molecular biology, immunology, flow cytometry, CRISPR, and next-generation sequencing (RNA-seq, ATAC-seq) techniques. Training and mentoring will be provided for the skills and knowledge involved. This is an excellent opportunity for those who are motivated and eager to learn.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Provide support for research and the daily operations of the lab (keeping common lab supplies stocked, keeping inventory, helping with ordering)
• Day-to-day laboratory maintenance and organization (inventory, defrosting freezers, organizing supplies/reagents)
• Mouse husbandry and animal experiments (weaning, inventory)
• Cell culture (making cell media, helping with cell culture experiments)
• Molecular biology (cloning, minipreps)

Qualifications:
• Bachelor degree (BS/BA) in biology, molecular biology, or related field
• Organized, diligent, self-motivated, able to multitask and excellent record-keeping
• Knowledge of molecular biology, mouse handling, cell culture, and immunology techniques (preferred)
• 1 year+ lab experience in academic or industrial settings (preferred)
• Understand and be able to describe previous project(s).

How to apply: All applicants please submit your resume and a minimum of two references here.