Open Position

Research Technician (IB-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. 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:
•Flow Cytometry
•Cell sorting
•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:
•Animal Models

Minimum requirements:
A bachelor degree (BS/BA) in biology, biochemistry or a related field. Meaningful experience with databases. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

Preferred requirements:
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.