Research Assistant I – Genomics Analysis Laboratory, Dr. Joseph Ecker

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

Job Description

Job #: G893
Posted Date: January 8, 2020
Closes On: Open Until Filled
Job Title: Research Assistant I – Genomics Analysis Laboratory, Dr. Joseph Ecker
Status: Regular Full Time
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Laboratory/Department: Genomic Analysis Laboratory
The goal of this program is to create a sequence-indexed library of mutations in the Arabidopsis genome. The Salk Institute Genome Analysis Laboratory (SIGnAL) will use high-throughput genome sequencing methods to identify the sites of insertion of Agrobacterium T-DNA in the Arabidopsis genome.
Position Description:

The Research Assistant I position is responsible for performing gene sequencing techniques and general lab support. Our lab works on many large-scale genomics projects and therefore has a considerable amount of automation involved in sequencing library construction. This position requires much work with a robotic pipetting system to generate thousands of sequencing libraries each week. Other duties include general laboratory maintenance, coordination with other labs and FACS core for cell sorting, participation in regular team meetings to discuss progress, and well-organized LIMS and data recording.



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



  • At least 1-2 years of experience as a lab technician or equivalent related experience.
  • Experience with robotic liquid handling like Tecan and Biomek, as well as an understanding of next generation sequencing (NGS) techniques.

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.
  • Must sign a confidentiality agreement.

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