Assistant Research Technician, Voorhees Laboratory

California, United States
Friday, 23 August 2019
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Wednesday, 23 October 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

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Job Summary

The Voorhees lab is seeking a motivated individual to work as part of a team to carry out structural and functional studies on protein biosynthesis and quality control. The work includes all aspects of molecular and structural biology including cryo-electron microscopy, cloning, protein expression, and protein biochemistry. This is a two year term position.

Job Duties

  • Assist with general laboratory organization and set-up.
  • Generate and maintain common laboratory reagents.
  • Clone and test various protein expression constructs.
  • Purification and analysis of single proteins and protein complexes.
  • Functional experiments in mammalian cells and in vitro translation systems.
  • Assist with electron microscopy grid preparation and data collection.
  • A highly motivated and qualified candidate may develop independent projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in science with an educational emphasis in chemistry or biology required by date of hire.
  • Must have good practical experience in all basic molecular biology techniques and be able to learn new skills related to all aspects of cryo-electron microscopy.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Excellent organization and communication skills are required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A background in molecular biology or structural biology.
  • Experience with mammalian tissue culture.
  • Protein purification experience.

Required Documents

  • Resume