Research Technician

California, United States
13 Feb 2020
End of advertisement period
13 Apr 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Summary

This is a full-time, regular position in a research lab at Caltech. The successful candidate will contribute to a project focused on characterization of mammalian proteins. 100% effort will be dedicated to lab work involving standard biochemistry techniques.

Job Duties

  • Perform laboratory experiments involving protein gel electrophoresis and membrane transfer.
  • Perform and optimize labeling reactions with cell lysates.
  • Analyze labeled proteins from cell lysates using a fluorescent imager.
  • Perform Western blotting, detection, and analysis using a chemiluminescence imager.
  • Isolate proteins from complex mixtures using affinity-based techniques.
  • Optimize sample preparation for enrichment, gel electrophoresis, and/or Western blot analysis.
  • Determine suitable controls and conditions to rigorously analyze samples.
  • Create standard protocols to yield reproducible results and troubleshoot as necessary.

Basic Qualifications

  • B.S. or M.Sc. degree.
  • 3+ years of lab research experience.
  • Ability to keep accurate, organized records and maintain an electronic notebook.
  • Ability to clearly organize and archive samples.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other members of the project.
  • Ability to meet agreed upon deadlines, manage time effectively, and work efficiently.
  • Experience with the maintenance of a clean lab bench and participation in standard lab upkeep.

Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Names of 2-3 references

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