Scientific Research Assistant

California, United States
05 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
05 Dec 2018
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 Scientific Research Assistant will perform research duties as well as some administrative tasks.

Job Duties

  • Preparation of neuronal cell cultures.
  • Carry out biochemical assays, including gel electrophoresis, immunoblot.
  • Preparation of subcellular fractions.
  • Engineering of expression DNA constructs.
  • Protein expression and purification.
  • Place orders and help with lab chores.
  • Organize and conduct experiments to study cell biological problems.
  • Coordinate the ordering, processing, restocking of lab supplies, and maintain general lab organization.

Basic Qualifications

  • B.S. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, or another related field required by date of hire.
  • Prior laboratory experience in a biochemically orientated research laboratory.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with cell cultures.
  • Experience with genetic engineering.
  • Experience with protein biochemistry.

Required Documents

  • Resume
  • At least two references (references may be contacted as part of the application process)