Research Assistant II - Gene Expression Laboratory, Dr. Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte

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

Job Description

Job #: H102
Posted Date: June 5, 2020
Closes On: June 19, 2020
Job Title: Research Assistant II - Gene Expression Laboratory, Dr. Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte
Status: Regular Full Time
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Laboratory/Department: Gene Expression Laboratory
Laboratory research focuses on how genes and molecules orchestrate the development of an embryo. The labs studies how one cell gives rise to millions, how cells come to be organized into complete structures, how stems cells differentiate and give rise to over 200 cell types, and how certain animals are able to regenerate their tissues and organs.
Position Description:

Research Assistant II position will focus on microinjection and manipulation of mouse embryos as well as animal handling and surgery. A successful candidate will work supporting postdoctoral researchers in the lab with their mouse microinjection needs. The position will be responsible for conducting mouse embryo microinjection experiments. Position will be trained in specific techniques and methods in order to execute experiments that are broadly designed by post doc or PI and must be able to carry out and analyze experimental results independently.



  • Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or related field.



  • 2-4 years’ experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of mouse embryo manipulation and microinjection as well as animal handling and surgery.
  • Proficient in the operation of standard lab equipment and computer hardware/software.


  • Fundamental skills in molecular biology and cell culture.

Special Requirements:

  • Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
  • Must be willing to work with human cells and complete all appropriate associated training.
  • Must be willing to work independently and must have a flexible schedule to support research needs.
  • Successful completion of the Institute’s background investigation.
  • Must be willing to sign confidentiality agreement.

Physical Requirements:

This position requires constant adjusting focus, seeing, sitting, and working inside.

Application Details

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Application Deadline

June 19, 2020