Laboratory Technician I - Gene Expression Laboratory, Dr. Ron Evans

Location
La Jolla, CA
Posted
Oct 24, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Application Instructions:

Employment History Include your last ten (10) years of employment history, or length of your employment history if less, including all position (even those that are not relevant to this position) and periods of unemployment. Incomplete information could disqualify you from further consideration.

POSITION SUMMARY

Under direction, position performs tasks and experiments in support of academic research projects. He will be involved in liver fibrosis /cirrhosis   project.  Responsibilities may include: mouse and cell work, food and drug administration by injection or oral gavage, tail clipping, genotyping, gel electrophoresis, PCR reactions and possibly involvement with next generation sequencing.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

(100%) Research and Lab Support

  •  Animal handling / husbandry
  • Maintenance of mouse diet (regular/special)
  • Drug administration by injection or oral gavaging
  • Tail clipping/ear punching
  • Genotyping
  • Gel electrophoresis / PCR reaction
  • Maintenance of tissue culture cells
  • Prepare standard media and solutions.
  • Perform weekly inventory of lab supplies.
  • Stock and organize incoming lab supplies.

 EXPERIENCE

 Required:

  •  Experience in a laboratory setting

 

EDUCATION

 Required

  •  Undergraduate coursework in biological sciences or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

 Required

  • Understands operation of basic lab equipment.
  • Ability to perform routine, repetitive functions.
  • After initial instruction, ability to follow directions and perform repetitive tasks.
  • Ability to communicate required information and keep accurate records of work performed.
  • Proven ability to work both independently and also as part of a collaborative team.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including tact, diplomacy, and flexibility.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with diverse groups. Demonstrated skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with personnel at all levels.

  

SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  •  Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
  • Must be willing to work an adjusted schedule to support research needs.
  • Successful completion of the Institute’s background investigation.
  • Willing to sign a confidentiality agreement

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

This position requires constant handling, seeing and sitting.

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