The Project Scientist is expected to make significant contributions to a research project focused on important problems related to cancer initiation, detection, progression, metastasis and treatment. The Project Scientist will work independently in a support role under the general guidance of a PI. Goals or objectives of projects are set by PI and are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters that include molecular cloning, protein purification, diverse methods of RNA and protein analysis, tissue culture and selection of variants after transfection, and inducible expression systems. This position is expected to establish work plan and staffing for each phase of project and demonstrate success in a technical field.
A Project Scientist is also responsible for overseeing the scientific progress of an assigned project, including setting priorities, planning procedures, coordinating activities of team members, allocating/securing resources and equipment, recording, integrating and reporting results of project phases and team, training team members and determining flow of activities between departments. The Project Scientist will be part of our ongoing mission to devise novel strategies to intercept cells undergoing reprogramming to reduce the probability that drug resistant or metastatic clones will arise or spread.
PhD or MD degree in Biological Sciences, computational biology or related fields, or equivalent experience.
Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
Satisfactory completion of the Instituteâ™s background investigation.
Willing to sign a confidentiality agreement.
This position requires constant adjusting focus, handling, hearing, keying, seeing, sitting, talking, analyzing, calculating, communicating, reading, reasoning, writing, working in confined areas and inside.
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.