Life Science Technician

California, United States
30 May 2020
End of advertisement period
30 Jul 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

This position will be 100% FTE.

Life Science Technician for funded basic/translation research laboratory working in respiratory muscle biology to perform the following duties and responsibilities: single-fiber muscle contractility studies on human muscle samples after detailed instruction; a variety of cellular a molecular assays in muscle biology to potentially include fluorescence microscopy, gel electrophoresis, western and northern blots, computerized image analysis, PCR, tissue culture; handle and breed transgenic mouse colonies; assist with pre-, intra- and post-operative support for small animal surgical procedures, including ultimately performance of procedures independently (may administer medications, anesthesia, physiological monitoring, data collection, surgical assistance and necropsy procedures).  Also will be responsible for preparation of laboratories and sterilization necessary items for scheduled studies.  Keeping of detailed records and orderly laboratory is required.  Ability to process and handle tissue specimens for microscopy essential but could be taught.  Additionally, assistance to the PI (MD) and a research scientist (Phd) in grantwriting and manuscript writing may be asked. 

Minimum 2-year, but highly preferred 4-year undergraduate degree in (or extensive coursework in) Biology, Physiology, or closely related field. Minimum of 4 months  of wet laboratory work experience with investigations including small animal and molecular procedures required. Good written, verbal communication skills and demonstrated professionalism in working with colleagues, and both internal and external laboratory users.

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Part-time
  • Job Code: 5638
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: A18
  • Requisition ID: 86694