Research Assistant I - NOMIS Center for Immunobiology and Microbial Pathogenesis- Dr. Susan Kaech

  • 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 #: H105

Posted Date: June 18, 2020

Closes On: Open Until Filled

Job Title: Research Assistant I - NOMIS Center for Immunobiology and Microbial Pathogenesis- Dr. Susan Kaech

Status: Regular Full Time

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Position Description:

The Research Assistant I position is responsible for performing various cell and molecular biology and biochemistry techniques; mouse handling and colony maintenance, minor mouse surgeries, mouse breeding and weaning, genotyping, flow cytometry and cell sorting, single-cell RNA expression analysis in support of the Principal Investigator (PI) and lab research goals. Range of duties include, but is not limited to, data analysis and data base management, maintenance of tissue, DNA, and other experimental samples, assisting with general laboratory maintenance, including equipment maintenance, and ordering of supplies, and training of new personnel.



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



  • A minimum of 1 year of experience as a lab technician (full or part-time) or equivalent combination of education and 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.


  • Mouse handling experience and various in vivo techniques, such as IP and SC injections, tumor measurements and necropsy.

Special Requirements:

  • Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
  • Satisfactory completion of the Institute’s background investigation.
  • Willing to sign a confidentiality agreement.

Physical Requirements:

This position requires constant adjusting focus, grasping, hearing, keying, hearing, keying, talking, analyzing, calculating, communicating, reading, reasoning, writing and working inside.


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Application Deadline

Open Until Filled