Job #6971 Instructional Support Technician II - College of Sciences, Biology

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Job Title: Instructional Support Technician II - College of Sciences, Biology
Location: San Diego Main Campus
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 6971


San Diego State University is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of historically underrepresented groups.

Initial review of applications will begin on June 12, 2019. To receive full consideration, apply by June 11, 2019. The position will remain open until filled. The online application should be completed in detail. Completion of the online application is required for consideration; a resume alone will not suffice.

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Position Information

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, temporary position anticipated to end on or before 06/30/2020, with the possibility of reappointment and/or permanency. This position is designated exempt/non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

Cripps Laboratory Technician. Purpose and Objectives include: Functional screening of transgenic flies, transgene mapping, fly husbandry, and maintenance of fly stocks. Supervising/training undergraduate students and training fellow colleagues. Routine laboratory maintenance: managing the laboratory and shipment of materials. Cryosectioning fly tissue. Fly dissections. Biochemical staining, immunohistochemistry staining, and electron microscopy. Beta-gal and Bradford assays. PCR, qPCR, agarose gel electrophoresis, sequencing, and cloning. In tissue culture analysis. DNA and RNA extraction. Co-immunoprecipitation and western blot analysis. Confocal microscopy.

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Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $4,100 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,748 - $6,582 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.



Minimum Qualifications

Equivalent to three years of experience providing instructional support services for a related unit or discipline, or in producing materials or supplies or repairing equipment in a discipline related to specialty area to which assigned.


Equivalent to two years of college with 16 semester units in courses involving extensive use of materials, supplies, or equipment and in a discipline related to the area to which assigned may be substituted for one year of the required experience.


Equivalent to four years of college with 16 semester units in courses involving extensive use of materials, supplies, or equipment and in a discipline related to the specialty area to which assigned may be substituted for two years of the required experience.

Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills

  • Experience carrying out large-scale genetic screens
  • Experience carrying out research using Drosophila
  • Experience with dissection and analysis of individual muscle fiber types from Drosophila.
  • Experience with modern cloning techniques including Gateway and Gibson (seamless) cloning
  • Experience with cryosectioning, immunofluorescence and confocal microscopy
  • Experience with immunoprecipitation assays; publication history in related discipline.
  • Experience with basic bioinformatics analysis of high-throughput RNA-sequencing data.
  • Experience with R programming.
  • Experience supervising students.
  • Bachelor’s degree in biology or closely related discipline
  • Experience with expression and purification of recombinant protein.


Application Procedures

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button. If you need assistance completing your application, please click here.

Applicants with disabilities requiring assistance may call (619) 594-7099.


General Information

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.




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Job No: 6971
Posted: 5/29/2019
Application Due: 7/28/2019
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