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

  • 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 #: H109

Posted Date: June 4, 2020

Closes On: Open Until Filled

Job Title: Research Assistant II - 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 II position is responsible for mouse colony management including maintenance of pieces of equipment utilized in the animal facility, facilitating investigators in animal research, protocol writing, liaison between lab staff and IACUC and training of new lab staff in regards to animal work. In addition, position also entails some bench work involving molecular biology and help in the maintenance of the lab in general.



  • Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or related field (Physiology. Biology or Biochemistry).



  • 2-4 years of experience as a lab technician or equivalent related experience.
  • Experience in molecular biology techniques, animal handling and mouse line maintenance.
  • 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, and working inside.


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Application Deadline

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