Research Assistant I - Dixon Lab

  • Salk Institute for Biological Studies
  • La Jolla, San Diego, CA, USA
  • Jun 18, 2020
Full time   Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences Grants, Sponsored Programs, Research

Job Description


Job #: H124

Posted Date: June 16, 2020

Closes On: Open Until Filled

Job Title: Research Assistant I - Dixon Lab

Status: Regular Full Time

Benefits Eligible: Yes

The Dixon Lab seeks to interrogate the role of 3D genome architecture and chromatin regulation in both normal cellular biology and in cancer initiation and progression. Harnessing the power of genomic tools and advances in genome-engineering, we are investigating the relationship between TADs (topologically-associating domains) and subsequent gene expression. The lab is also actively involved in a multiple ongoing collaborative projects. By integrating genomic approaches, we aim to uncover insights about the structural and epigenetic landscape of cancer progression beyond standard cytogenetic approaches. Successful candidates will be eager to acquire experimental knowledge to leverage next-generation sequencing techniques and answer fundamental biological questions.

Position Description:

Under direct supervision, the Research Assistant I position is part of a multidisciplinary team studying epigenetics, chromatin structure, and gene expression. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, performing techniques related to cell and molecular biology and biochemistry. Tasks include maintenance of tissue, DNA, and other experimental samples, as well as taking part in data analysis and experimental planning. Other duties include assisting with general laboratory maintenance, including equipment maintenance, and ordering of supplies, etc.



  • Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or related field, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.



  • No professional experience required with relevant Bachelor’s degree or above.
  • 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 seeing.


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Application Deadline

Open Until Filled