Research Assistant I - Regulatory Biology Laboratory, Dr. Satchidananda Panda

  • Salk Institute for Biological Studies
  • La Jolla, San Diego, CA, USA
  • Jul 10, 2020
Full time   Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences

Job Description


Job #: H149

Posted Date: July 8, 2020

Closes On: Open Until Filled

Job Title: Research Assistant I - Regulatory Biology Laboratory, Dr. Satchidananda Panda

Status: Regular Full Time

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Laboratory/Department: Regulatory Biology Laboratory

Research in the lab is geared towards identifying molecular components and events critical for transmitting light information from the eye to the master oscillator in the brain.

Position Description:

The Research Assistant I position will be working on all human studies in the Panda lab, with a focus on two major projects. The first is “Influence of time-restricted eating (TRE) on circadian regulation of glucose homeostasis and mitochondrial function in patients with Metabolic Syndrome.” The second is “Optimizing circadian rhythms by regulating eating patterns to reduce cardiometabolic disease risk among firefighters.” We are investigating the effect of time-restricted eating in improving health.



  • Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences or related field


  • Completed courses on biological rhythms



  • 0-2 years of experience as a lab technician or equivalent related experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in Data collection, entry and analysis.
  • Demonstrated experience with general lab maintenance, including cleaning, stocking supply inventory, and ensuring the maintenance of a sterile environment.


  • 2+ years of experience as a clinical research assistant or equivalent related experience.

Special Requirements:

  • Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment, but will not work with animals directly.
  • Must be willing to work an adjusted schedule as needed 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, hearing, seeing, sitting, talking, communicating, reading, reasoning, writing, and working inside.


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Application Deadline

Open Until Filled