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Job Summary This is a full-time, regular position in a research lab at Caltech. The successful candidate will contribute to a project focused on characterization of mammalian proteins. 100% effort will be dedicated to lab work involving standard biochemistry techniques.
Job Duties - Perform laboratory experiments involving protein gel electrophoresis and membrane transfer. - Perform and optimize labeling reactions with cell lysates. - Analyze labeled proteins from cell lysates using a fluorescent imager. - Perform Western blotting, detection, and analysis using a chemiluminescence imager. - Isolate proteins from complex mixtures using affinity-based techniques. - Optimize sample preparation for enrichment, gel electrophoresis, and/or Western blot analysis. - Determine suitable controls and conditions to rigorously analyze samples. - Create standard protocols to yield reproducible results and troubleshoot as necessary.
Basic Qualifications - B.S. or M.Sc. degree. - 3+ years of lab research experience. - Ability to keep accurate, organized records and maintain an electronic notebook. - Ability to clearly organize and archive samples. - Ability to work collaboratively with other members of the project. - Ability to meet agreed upon deadlines, manage time effectively, and work efficiently. - Experience with the maintenance of a clean lab bench and participation in standard lab upkeep.
Required Documents - Resume - Cover Letter - Names of 2-3 references
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