Research Assistant I – Laboratory of Genetics, Dr. Dmitry Lyumkis

  • Salk Institute for Biological Studies
  • La Jolla, San Diego, CA, USA
  • Jan 08, 2020
Full time   Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences

Job Description

Job #: G883
Posted Date: January 8, 2020
Closes On: Open Until Filled
Job Title: Research Assistant I – Laboratory of Genetics, Dr. Dmitry Lyumkis
Status: Regular Full Time
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Position Description:

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.



  • Bachelor's degree in biological or biochemical sciences or equivalent relevant work experience.


  • Interest in pursuing higher education, such as a PhD or equivalent in biological sciences.



  • 1-2 years of relevant work experience in a biochemical or molecular biology field.

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.
  • Successful completion of the Institute’s background investigation.

Physical Requirements:

This position requires constant handling, seeing, sitting, touching/feeling, analyzing, calculating, reasoning and working inside.

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Application Deadline

Open Until Filled