Research Technician

California University of Technology
22 Sep 2016
End of advertisement period
20 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Research Technician

Posting Number 16441SP

Division/Department: Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Laboratory

The Shapiro Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology develops molecular and cellular technologies to enable non-invasive imaging and control of biological processes. We are looking for a Research Technician to join our team and help us accomplish this research mission. He or she will report directly to Professor Shapiro and will assist with experiments involving molecular and cellular engineering. This person will be an integral member of the research team, alongside postdoctoral fellows and graduate students, and is expected to contribute to, and be a co-author on, scientific publications.

Additional information about the Shapiro group can be found at

Job Duties

80%: Assisting with one or more primary research projects, involving techniques such as:
a. Molecular biology (DNA cloning)
b. Mammalian cell culture
c. Biochemical methods such as western blots
d. Fluorescence and electron microscopy
e. Possibly ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging
20%: Assisting with research-related laboratory activities, such as:
a. Organizing the maintenance of major laboratory equipment
b. Organizing the laboratory’s biological reagents

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Biology, Bioengineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related field
  • Laboratory research experience with molecular biology, biochemistry and/or cell biology

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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