Research Tech I (Rao Lab)

9420 Athena Cir, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA Req #92
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Research Technician I (Rao Lab)


We are seeking a full-time entry-level research technician in the Division of Signaling and Gene Expression at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology (San Diego). The candidate will be working with a large team of highly motivated scientists. The position involves managing the day-to-day operations of two adjoining laboratories. Duties include keeping common lab supplies stocked, maintaining a large mouse colony and helping scientists with various projects.

Some of the projects will involve using molecular biology, immunology, flow cytometry, CRISPR, and next-generation sequencing (RNA-seq, ATAC-seq) techniques. Training and mentoring will be provided for the skills and knowledge involved. This is an excellent opportunity for those who are motivated and eager to learn. 


Duties and Responsibilities:

·  Provide support for research and the daily operations of the lab (keeping common lab supplies stocked, keeping inventory, helping with ordering)
 Day-to-day laboratory maintenance and organization (inventory, defrosting freezers, organizing supplies/reagents)
 Mouse husbandry and animal experiments (weaning, inventory)
 Cell culture (making cell media, helping with cell culture experiments)
· Molecular biology (cloning, minipreps)


· Bachelor degree (BS/BA) in biology, molecular biology, or related field
 Organized, diligent, self-motivated, able to multitask and excellent record-keeping
 Knowledge of molecular biology, mouse handling, cell culture, and immunology techniques (preferred)
 1 year+ lab experience in academic or industrial settings (preferred)
· Understand and be able to describe previous project(s) 

How to apply: All applicants please submit your resume and a minimum of two references.

Other details

  • Job Function RT
  • Pay Type Salary
  • 9420 Athena Cir, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA