Assistant Research Technician

California University of Technology
Pasadena, California, United States
26 Feb 2017
End of advertisement period
26 Mar 2017
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Summary

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to assist with projects in mammalian synthetic biology. The ideal applicant should be skilled in general molecular biology and cell culture techniques. The candidate must be organized, hard-working and have excellent communication skills.

Job Duties

Job duties will include:

  • Molecular biology, including PCR, DNA cloning, and plasmid preparation.
  • Cell culture, including general cell culture maintenance, and cell line construction and verification.
  • Fluorescence microscopy, including live cell and fixed cell imaging
  • Flow cytometry
  • Other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology or related field
  • Biology research lab experience
  • Ability to record, interpret and report results with clarity
  • Ability to multitask
  • Hands-on experience with basic molecular biology techniques, including PCR and restriction enzyme cloning
  • Must possess a high level of initiative and the ability to work with little supervision
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Motivation to learn and desire to read primary scientific literature

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Hands-on experience with mammalian tissue culture
  • Fluorescence microscopy experience
  • Computer programming experience
    (matlab preferred)
  • Data analysis experience and quantitative skills

Supervisory position?


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Posting Close Date

Open Until Filled


EEO Statement

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