Research Assistant I - Gene Expression Laboratory, Dr. Ronald Evans

  • Salk Institute for Biological Studies
  • La Jolla, San Diego, CA, USA
  • Apr 13, 2020
Full time   Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences

Job Description

Job #: H045
Posted Date: April 6, 2020
Closes On: Open Until Filled
Job Title: Research Assistant I - Gene Expression Laboratory, Dr. Ronald Evans
Status: Regular Full Time
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Laboratory/Department: Gene Expression Laboratory
Lab is interested in the origins of physiology and the molecular genetics of muscle performance, metabolic disease, inflammation (including atherosclerosis and diabetes), and cancer and using this information to devise small-molecule therapy.
Position Description:

The Research Assistant I position will be involved in the investigation of the role of transcription factors and novel ligands in the control of skeletal muscle performance. These could be effective molecules in treating metabolic diseases. This is just one of the many ongoing projects in Ron Evans lab. The lab also does research on pancreatic cancer, colon cancer, diabetes, obesity, exercise mimetics, circadian rhythm and metabolism.



Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences or related field


  • 0-2 years of experience as a lab technician or equivalent related experience.
  • Demonstrated experience and application of molecular biology knowledge preferably in biochemistry and cell culture.
  • Demonstrated experience with general lab maintenance, including cleaning, stocking supply inventory, and ensuring the maintenance of a sterile environment.

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 adjusting focus, seeing, sitting, touching/feeling and working inside.

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Application Deadline

Open Until Filled