Research Assistant II position is responsible for assisting with molecular genetics research focusing on mouse models of cancer and for managing mouse colonies that support these studies. Working as part of a multidisciplinary team, will perform cell and molecular biology techniques and biochemistry experiments, including PCR, DNA and RNA extractions, genotyping, sequencing and mutation screening. The position will require proficiency in mouse handling and colony maintenance. Other responsibilities include data analysis and maintenance of tissue, DNA, and other experimental samples. Position will also assist with general laboratory maintenance, including equipment maintenance and ordering of supplies. Individuals will be expected to independently determine the timing of experiments, analysis, and presentation of results.
Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or related field.
Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
Must be willing to work with human cells and complete all appropriate associated training.
Must be willing to work independently and must have a
Successful completion of the Instituteâ™s background investigation.
This position requires constant adjusting focus, seeing, sitting, and working side.
Salk scientists are dedicated to innovative biological research. The Salk Institute consistently ranks among the leading research institutions in the world for its faculty's contributions and the impact of their findings. Focused both on discovery and on mentoring future generations of researchers, Salk scientists make groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of cancer, aging, Alzheimer's, diabetes and infectious diseases by studying neuroscience, genetics, cell and plant biology, and related disciplines. "We lead biological research. We prize discovery. Salk is where cures begin."Overlooking the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, the Salk Institute offers a warm, collegial and collaborative work environment, where employees enjoy a generous benefits program. Social activities on campus encourage interaction as a community.