Research Technician Assistant

California, United States
Dec 14, 2020
End of advertisement period
Feb 14, 2021
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Summary

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to assist with projects in mammalian synthetic biology. The ideal applicant should be skilled in general molecular biology and cell culture techniques. The candidate must be organized, hard-working, and have excellent communication skills. This is a two year term position.

Job Duties

  • Molecular biology, including PCR, DNA cloning, and plasmid preparation.
  • Cell culture including general cell culture maintenance, and cell line construction and verification.
  • Fluorescence microscopy including live cell and fixed cell imaging.
  • Flow cytometry.
  • Other duties as needed.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology or related field.
  • Biology research lab experience.
  • Ability to record, interpret, and report results with clarity.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Hands-on experience with basic molecular biology techniques, including PCR and restriction enzyme cloning.
  • Must possess a high level of initiative and the ability to work with little supervision.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Motivation to learn and desire to read primary scientific literature.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Hands-on experience with mammalian tissue culture.
  • Computer programming experience (Matlab or Python preferred).
  • Fluorescence microscopy experience.
  • Data analysis experience.

Required Documents

  • Resume or CV
  • Cover Letter