Under direction, position performs general tasks and competes routine assignments. Receives assistance in the completion of more complex assignments. Develops proficiency within discipline. Works under moderate supervision with some latitude for independence judgment. Typically makes detailed observations.
(60%) Molecular and Cellular Biology, Biochemistry and Histology Techniques
Cryohistology (use of cryostat and immunostaining)
(10%) Mouse Colony Handling and Maintenance
Genotyping (ear tag, ear punch, genomic DNA preparation and PCR)
(30%) Lab Support
Assist with preparing standard solutions.
Assist with inventory of lab supplies.
Assist with stock and organize incoming lab supplies.
Clean glassware and equipment as needed.
Assist with maintaining lab data.
Maintain lab computers
Minimum one year of experience as a lab technician or equivalent combination of related education and experience.
Demonstrated experience and application of molecular biology and genetics knowledge.
Demonstrated experience with general lab maintenance, including cleaning, stocking
Supply inventory, and ensuring the maintenance of a sterile environment
High School diploma and undergraduate coursework in biological sciences, or equivalent.
Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences or related field
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in researching information and analyzing data to arrive at valid conclusions
Ability to learn and carry out new experimental procedures with accuracy and efficiency.
Demonstrated ability to follow verbal and/or written protocols, including follow-up on previously begun procedures.
Demonstrated ability to record data accurately and enter into appropriate medium.
Demonstrate skill in the operation and maintenance of various lab equipment.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with both PC and MAC operating systems, standard business office equipment and commonly used software and tools, such as Microsoft Office, electronic mail, and the internet.
Proficiency with common office software applications as well as software applications used for research, recording, and analysis
Able to perform routine, repetitive functions.
Proven organizational and time management skills to successfully set priorities, meet established deadlines and recognize new problems with constantly changing priorities and frequent interruptions.
Highly organized, effective at multitasking and adept at juggling changing priorities.
Proven ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team.
Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) needed to interact professionally and effectively in the work environment. Ability to read, comprehend, and discuss research materials. Proven ability to write, edit and proofread research results.
Excellent oral and written communication skills utilizing sound judgment, tact and a recognition of situations requiring confidentiality.
Ability to diplomatically and professionally interact with all levels of Institute staff and external contacts.
Skills in cryohistology (use of cryostat and immunostaining
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
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 Institute’s background investigation.
Must be willing to sign a confidentiality agreement.
This position requires constant handling, seeing, sitting, and talking.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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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