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Research Assistant III/IV - Dr. Kenta Asahina

Salk Institute for Biological Studies La Jolla ,CA
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Job Description

Job #: H003

Job Title: Research Assistant III/IV - Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory, Dr. Kenta Asahina

Laboratory/Department: Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory

Position Description:

This position is a part of a growing research team focused on understanding the genetic and neural control of animal behavior. Under the general supervision of the Principal Investigator (PI), incumbent executes experiments and analysis of data outlined by the PI. The main duty is single-cell transcriptome analysis of neurons in the brains of the common fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster. Experience in next-generation sequencing, including sample preparation, library synthesis, and bioinformatics analysis, are essential. The incumbent will also assume essential laboratory management responsibility, which will require communication with various personnel in and outside of the laboratory for the smooth operation of laboratory research.

Education:

Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or related field.

Experience:

Required:

  • 4 years minimum of experience conducting a project independently or with limited supervision, as a laboratory research assistant or equivalent position.
  • Demonstrated experience in performing next-generation sequencing reactions in Illumina or PacBio platform. This includes RNA extractions from biological samples, cDNA library constructions, sample loading, confirmation of sequencing data, and quality controls at each step.
  • Demonstrated application of molecular biology knowledge in nucleic acid (RNA and DNA) extraction from biological samples and DNA sequencing for independent troubleshooting.
  • Demonstrated experience either in operating FACS, or in performing bioinformatics analysis on next-generation sequencing data.
  • Demonstrated experience in laboratory management, including restocking, ordering, and maintenance of common laboratory equipment such as centrifuge, PCR machines, and pH meter.

Preferred:

  • Demonstrated experience in handling Drosophila melanogaster.
  • Demonstrated genetic knowledge on genetics, especially of Drosophila melanogaster.
  • Demonstrated experience in bioinformatics analysis on deep sequencing data.

Special Requirements:

  • Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
  • Must be willing to work an adjusted schedule to support research needs.
  • Satisfactory completion of the Institute’s background investigation.
  • Must be willing to sign a confidentiality agreement.

Physical Requirements:

This position requires constant grasping, hearing, seeing, sitting, talking, analyzing, calculating, communicating, reading, reasoning, writing and working inside.

 

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The Salk Institute for Biological Studies is one of the world's preeminent basic research institutions, where internationally renowned faculty probe fundamental life science questions in a unique, collaborative, and creative environment. Focused on both discovery and mentoring future generations of researchers, Salk scientists make groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of cancer, aging, Alzheimer's, diabetes, and cardiovascular disorders by studying neuroscience, genetics, cell and plant biology, and related disciplines.

Faculty achievements have been recognized with numerous honors, including Nobel Prizes and memberships in the National Academy of Sciences. Founded in 1960 by polio vaccine pioneer Jonas Salk, M.D., the Institute is an independent nonprofit organization and architectural landmark.

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Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals with disabilities and for individuals with religious restrictions.

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The Salk Institute for Biological Studies is one of the world's preeminent basic research institutions, where internationally renowned faculty probe fundamental life science questions in a unique, collaborative, and creative environment. Focused on both discovery and mentoring future generations of researchers, Salk scientists make groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of cancer, aging, Alzheimer's, diabetes, and cardiovascular disorders by studying neuroscience, genetics, cell and plant biology, and related disciplines. Faculty achievements have been recognized with numerous honors, including Nobel Prizes and memberships in the National Academy of Sciences. Founded in 1960 by polio vaccine pioneer Jonas Salk, M.D., the Institute is an independent nonprofit organization and architectural landmark. Salk Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Statement The Salk Institute for Biological Studies is committed to providing equal access to opportunities for students, employees, applicants for employment and other persons. Our policies prohibit harassment or unlawful discrimination against individuals on the basis of sex, gender, marital or parental status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, medical conditions/disabilities related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation age, ancestry, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), family and/or medical care leave status, disability (mental or physical), registered domestic partner status, legally protected medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status (disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam era, other covered veteran status), national origin (including language use restrictions and possession of a driver’s license), race, religion or any other classification protected by local, state or federal laws. The Salk Institute participates in the E-Verify program. Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals with disabilities and for individuals with religious restrictions.

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