Life Science Technician

California, United States
20 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
20 Aug 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

The Annes Lab in the Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, is looking for a full-time Life Science Technician II to engage in exciting, animal model-based, drug discovery-oriented research and to assist with management of their mouse colony. The primary role of this individual will be to help experimentally establish the disease model, including therapeutic susceptibility and to accurately maintain the relevant animal colony. Additionally, the successful candidate will perform a variety of tasks including therapeutic dosing, histological analysis, immunostaining, microscopy, and analysis of data. The hire will also be responsible for maintaining detailed experimental records and will provide support to other laboratory personnel.

Characteristic Tasks and Their Frequencies:

  • Animal Colony management, including genotyping.
  • Experimentation including novel drug discovery, immunohistochemistry (IHC), cell culture and western blotting.  
  • Assisting others with ongoing experimentation.


  • At least two years of previous laboratory experience or two years of college coursework in related scientific discipline required.
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills, as well as demonstrated professionalism in working with colleagues (both internal and external laboratory users).
  • Must be capable of and willing to pay strict attention to detail, including following written and oral instruction. Familiarity with animal colony management, DNA isolation and genotyping is required.
  • Unusual working conditions:
  • Animal facility with rodents.
  • This is not appropriate for someone with a rodent allergy or who is opposed to the use of rodents in research.

Job Group: Bargaining Unit
Job Family: Scientific and Technical Services
Job Series: Life Science Technician
FLSA: Non-exempt/Hourly

Additional Information

Schedule: Full-time
Job Code: 5644
Employee Status: Regular
Grade: A24
Requisition ID: 83571