Research Technician (IB-Ley)

Job summary:
A full-time position for a mouse 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 candidate must be required to have experience with mice.

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 laboratory under the direct supervision. We seek candidates who are diligent and extremely meticulous, who display initiative and will be able to contribute intellectually to a mouse colony. The candidate is required to do the following for this position:
• Daily mouse colony management (about 600 cages)
• breeding
• weaning
• tail clips for genotyping
• record keeping (mLIMS)
• weekly meetings

Room for growth:
• lab work as desired
• flow cytometry
• biochemistry
• molecular biology
• animal models

Minimum requirements for this position include: a bachelor’s degree (BS/BA) in biology, biochemistry or related field, at least 1 year of lab experience in an academic or industrial setting and the ability to illustrate the conceptual significance of previous work/training experiences.

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 (less than 2 pages including contact information of 2 references) and a brief cover letter relating how your talents fulfill the criteria. Attach all required documents as a single attachment in your application here.