Research Assistant I - Integrative Biology Laboratory, Dr. Edward Stites

  • Salk Institute for Biological Studies
  • La Jolla, San Diego, CA, USA
  • Sep 02, 2020
Full time   Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences

Job Description

Posting Details

    • Posted: August 27, 2020
  • Full-Time
  • Salk Main Campus



    La Jolla, CA, USA
    Salk Main Campus



    La Jolla, CA, USA
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Job Details

Description

POSITION SUMMARY

Under general supervision, the Research Assistant I assists with mathematical, statistical,
and/or computational tasks related to laboratory research and function.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
1) (100%) Analytical Support

  • Learn technical proficiency in mathematical and/or statistical software, programming
    languages, bioinformatics packages, and/or more general purposes computer
    software related to laboratory research or function.
  • Discuss projects and assignments with principal investigator and/or lab members
    and/or collaborators.
  • Install and maintain software licenses, updates, and functionality of software under
    use. 
  • Perform computational, statistical, or mathematical investigations as designed by
    and with the principal investigator and/or lab members and/or collaborators.


EXPERIENCE
Required:

  • 0-2 years of related lab experience


EDUCATION
Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a biological science or related

SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Required:

  • College level understanding of calculus and statistics

Preferred:

  • Programming experience in at least one language.

 

SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
  • Satisfactory completion of the Institute’s background investigation.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

This position requires constant adjusting focus, grasping, hearing, keying, seeing, sitting, talking, analyzing, calculating, communicating, reading, reasoning, writing, working in confined areas, and working inside. 

Qualifications

Skills

Required

Cell Culture
Some Knowledge
Statistical Analysis
Intermediate
bioinformatics
Some Knowledge
Molecular Biology Techniques
Intermediate
Programming
Intermediate
 

Behaviors

Required

Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest

Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

 

Motivations

Required

Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help

 

Experience

 

Preferred

Previous experience working in a research laboratory highly valued.


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