Research Scientist

California, United States
Jan 22, 2021
End of advertisement period
Mar 22, 2021
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Caltech is a world-renowned science and engineering institute that marshals some of the world's brightest minds and most innovative tools to address fundamental scientific questions. We thrive on finding and cultivating talented people who are passionate about what they do. Join us and be a part of the diverse Caltech community.

Job Summary

The Research Scientist is responsible for day-to-day coordination of the Molecular Technologies non-profit academic resource ( within the Beckman Institute at Caltech.

Job Duties

  • Collaborate with PI to develop novel molecular imaging technologies
  • Work independently day-to-day as lead researcher on multiple R&D projects
  • Collaborate with other laboratories to apply the technologies in diverse organisms
  • Supervise the work of lab technicians within the Molecular Technologies resource
  • Provide technical support to users of the Molecular Technologies resource
  • Work with a software engineer to develop and maintain the Molecular Technologies web site
  • Contribute to the preparation of publications, grant proposals, and annual reports
  • Other related duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications

  • PhD degee in Bioengineering, Biology, or related field
  • 5+ years wet lab experience including experience with cell culture and either in situ hybridization or immunohistochemistry
  • Must have management and leadership skills, excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be highly organized and proactive
  • Able to plan and design research experiments independently and keep an accurate, detailed and neat lab notebook
  • A successful applicant must be intelligent, dedicated, responsible, meticulous, independent, personable, and interested in creating a unique academic resource at Caltech

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with both in situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry
  • Experience with confocal fluorescence microscopy and quantitative analysis of experimental data
  • Experience with single-molecule imaging, spectral imaging, design of nucleic acid systems, blotting techniques, and/or protein engineering

Required Documents

  • Resume