The Research Assistant I is mainly responsible for research support and some lab support duties in furtherance of the Principal Investigator’s (PI) and postdoctoral fellow’s studies, including work in molecular biology, biochemistry, protein production, purification, and some tissue cultures. Under close supervision, duties include assisting postdoctoral fellow to boost progress of their projects in diverse scope, performing routine biochemical and molecular experiments to obtain reliable results under instruction of protocols, reporting conclusions to postdoctoral fellow, as well as application of his/her basic technical knowledge to perform routine analysis of results from experiments. Participates in process to hire new staff, trains less experienced staff in routine molecular biology, biochemistry, and cell biology techniques and other techniques as necessary, handles equipment upkeep and repair, ensures compliance with all Salk policies, works with postdoctoral fellow to achieve specific research goals, and addresses routine scientific issues that may arise. Incumbent is also responsible for maintaining all lab materials including plasmid DNA, DNA and custom primer data, chemical inventory list, and freezer/fridge contents. Assists PI with department ordering, acts as lab representative/point person regarding routine lab issues, and ensures lab safety.
This position requires constant handling, seeing, sitting, touching/feeling, analyzing, calculating, reasoning and working inside.
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