Under close supervision, the Lab Technician I is responsible for the coordination of and implementation of a large and complex mouse colony in support of the lab and PI research goals. This involves working as part of a multidisciplinary team and perform techniques including tail prep, DNA extraction, PCR and DNA electrophoresis. Maintains a well-organized record of the genotyping of the entire mouse colony of the group, in electronic and hard copy form.
Additional duties include routine molecular biology techniques such as DNA and RNA extraction, protein biochemistry, routine cell culture experiments, immunohistochemistry, image analysis as well as simple husbandry or minor experimental procedures on mice, including euthanasia, and collection of tissues. Additionally, assists with general laboratory maintenance, including equipment maintenance and ordering of supplies.
Undergraduate coursework in biological sciences, behavioral neurosciences, or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Bachelor's degree in biological sciences, behavioral neurosciences, or related field.
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 Instituteâ™s background investigation.
This position requires constant adjusting focus, seeing, sitting, touching, feeling and working 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.
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