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Research Assistant III - Peptide Biology Laboratory, Dr. Kuo-Fen Lee

Salk Institute for Biological Studies La Jolla ,CA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: medical, vision, 401k, dental, life_insurance
Job Description

Job #: G952

Job Title: Research Assistant III - Peptide Biology Laboratory, Dr. Kuo-Fen Lee

Laboratory/Department: Clayton Foundation Laboratories for Peptide Biology

Lab research is focused on the genes and molecules that guide brain cell development

Position Description:

The Research Assistant III position is responsible for assisting with research in genetics and diseases of both marmoset and mouse models. Working as part of a multidisciplinary team, she/he will assist in the transgenesis of marmosets and the analysis of the phenotype in both models, including neuroimaging, behavioral tests, stereotaxic injection, tissue collection and sectioning, immunohistochemistry, PCR, DNA and RNA extractions and genotyping. The position will require proficiency in marmoset and mouse handling and colony maintenance such as pedigree recording and the techniques required in assisting transgenesis of marmosets, including reproductive hormone profiling, monitoring surgery, oocyte collection, in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer. Provides related training and guidance to less experienced research staff. Other responsibilities include data analysis and maintenance of tissue, DNA, and other experimental samples. Position will also assist with general laboratory maintenance, including equipment maintenance and ordering of supplies. Individuals will be expected to independently determine the timing of experiments, analysis, and presentation of results.

Education:

Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or related field or equivalent experience

Experience:

Required:

  • Minimum 4 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience in a research environment.
  • Demonstrated experience with techniques in transgenesis of marmosets, as well as marmoset husbandry and colony management.
  • Experience with mouse colony management.
  • Proficient in the operation of standard lab equipment and computer hardware/software.

Special Requirements:

  • Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
  • Must be willing to work with human and non-human tissues and cells and complete all appropriate associated training.
  • Must be willing to work independently and must have a flexible schedule to support research needs.
  • Successful completion of the Institute’s background investigation.
  • Must sign a confidentiality agreement.

Physical Requirements:

This role requires constant adjusting focus, seeing, sitting and working inside.

 

Company Description
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.

Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Why Work Here?

Salk-Where Cures Begin. We explore the very foundations of life for the benefit of all.

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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