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391 - Research Tech I

9420 Athena Cir, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA Req #101
Friday, January 10, 2020

Job summary:

A full-time position for a research technician is immediately available in Division of Inflammation Biology at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology.  The successful candidate will join a team of scientists investigating inflammation as a defense reaction caused by tissue damage or injury, specifically in atherosclerosis. The research involves molecular biology, bioinformatics, flow cytometry, cell sorting, high-throughput next generation sequencing technologies (RNA-Seq, BD Rhapsody, 10X Genomics).


Most of the work will be done on human blood cells (BSL2). Pertinent training will be provided. This position requires a 2 to 3-year commitment.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The candidate will support active research and day-to-day operations of the laboratory under the supervision of the Lab Manager. We seek a candidate will routinely process a large number of samples following protocols involving more than 100 steps; therefore, a candidate who is diligent, meticulous, displays initiative, and has an exceptional level of organization, record-keeping and time management is required for this position. Specific responsibilities include but not limited to:


  • Flow Cytometry
  • Cell sorting
  • Nucleic acid extraction
  • Sample preparation for RNA-Seq and other high throughput technologies
  • Quality Control analysis of samples through appropriate equipment
  • Routine Laboratory duties
  • Keeping abreast of current technologies and suggesting innovative ways to combine them in a biologically meaningful setting
  • Attend Lab Meetings


Room for growth:

  • Bioinformatics
  • CITE-Seq
  • Animal Models




Minimum requirements:

A bachelor degree (BS/BA) in biology, biochemistry or a related field. Meaningful experience with databases. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.


Preferred requirements:

Two years of lab experience in an academic or industrial setting. Desire to perform the duties of both molecular biology and bioinformatics.


This is a great opportunity for a talented person to grow in a creative and stimulating work environment.


How to Apply:


Please attach your resume (including contact information of 3 references). Please attach all required documents as a single attachment in your application.

Other details

  • Job Function RT
  • Pay Type Salary
  • 9420 Athena Cir, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA