A full-time position for a research technician is immediately available in Division of Inflammation Biology at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology. 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, bioinformatics, flow cytometry, cell sorting, high-throughput next generation sequencing technologies (RNA-Seq, BD Rhapsody, 10X Genomics).
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 candidate will support active research and day-to-day operations of the laboratory under the supervision of the Lab Manager. We seek a candidate will routinely process a large number of samples following protocols involving more than 100 steps; therefore, a candidate who is diligent, meticulous, displays initiative, and has an exceptional level of organization, record-keeping and time management is required for this position. Specific responsibilities include but not limited to:
•Nucleic acid extraction
•Sample preparation for RNA-Seq and other high throughput technologies
•Quality Control analysis of samples through appropriate equipment
•Routine Laboratory duties
•Keeping abreast of current technologies and suggesting innovative ways to combine them in a biologically meaningful setting
•Attend Lab Meetings
Room for growth:
A bachelor degree (BS/BA) in biology, biochemistry or a related field. Meaningful experience with databases. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
Two years of lab experience in an academic or industrial setting. Desire to perform the duties of both molecular biology and bioinformatics.
This is a great opportunity for a talented person to grow in a creative and stimulating work environment.
How to Apply:
Please attach your resume (including contact information of 3 references). Please attach all required documents as a single attachment in your application here.