Research Lab Assistant

  • Western University of Health Sciences
  • Pomona, CA, USA
  • Dec 27, 2023
Full time Other Administrative Positions

Job Description

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Research Lab Assistant

Posting Number: TC00287
Position Status:
Campus: Western University Campus-Pomona, CA
Department: 2201-Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences

Function: Biomedical Sciences
Family: Research
Classification Series Title: Research Assistant

Classification Pay Scale
In compliance with SB 1162, Western University of Health Sciences is providing a pay scale for this position. The pay scale reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for this position. Within this range, the individual pay is determined by a variety of factors, including but not limited to job-related skills, experience, relevant education or training, and work location. Please note that the compensation details listed reflects the base salary only.

Full Salary Range
Minimum: $17.00
Maximum $17.00

Expected Pay Scale
Minimum: $17.00
Maximum: $17.00

Job Summary
Provide support to PI by conducting experiments and maintaining research information for the Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences (GCBS). Provide support for Scientific research by faculty members at WesternU as assigned based on research funding and needs. Assist PI with their research, including experimental procedures and design; perform experiments, collect, analyze, summarize data, and writing/proofreading manuscripts. Designing and conducting independent research in coordination with Principal Investigators; including, designing experiments; conducting literature; search of published research; performing experiments; collecting, analyzing, sumarizing data; and assisting with writing/proofreading manuscripts, poster presentations, abstracts, slides, lectures and training manuals. Researching published literature, including locating/obtaining literature for principal investigators; and searching internet/library for literature related to independent research.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1. Basic and advanced laboratory knowledge and skills. Proficiency in protein trafficking, protein folding/misfolding/degradation, in-vitro transcription/translation and E. Coli-based protein expression research methodology and knowledge.
2. Basic skills in the use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.
3. Ability for logical, independent problem solving and attention to detail and process.
4. Knowledge of medical and science terminology.


Required Qualifications
Education: Minimum requirements: BS or Masters degree in Biology, Animal Science, Bio-Chemistry, Chemistry, or related fields.

Experience: A minimum of 2 years of relevant research experience.


Preferred Qualifications
Education: Minimum requirements: BS or Masters degree in Biology, Animal Science, Bio-Chemistry, Chemistry, or related fields.

Experience: A minimum of 2 years of relevant research experience.


Posting Date: 01/06/2020
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled:

Special Instructions to Applicants


Essential Job Duties

Essential Job Duties



Job Duty

Assistance in planning, ordering and monitoring supplies for assigned projects. Establish a schedule of experiments and a timeline for completion of each assigned project.
Collect and process samples from microbial expression system
Conduct the experiment and collect data, under supervision of the Principal Investigator. Prepare inventories of samples and monitor storage conditions. Record and present date during laboratory meetings. Maintain and expand skills in diabetes research methodology as required to meet the research needs of the GCBS.

Percentage Of Time
20%

Job Duty

Assist in the training and supervision of students (in the GCBS and adjacent laboratories) mentored by GCBS faculty members.

Percentage Of Time
20%

Job Duty

Contribute to the general maintenance of the instruments and equipment in the HEC research laboratory.

Percentage Of Time
20%

Job Duty

Participate in weekly laboratory meetings between students, faculty members and/or lab technicians.
Provide weekly update on progress
Discuss research plans for the following week.
Coordinate research plans with other technicians and faculty members.

Percentage Of Time
20%

Job Duty

Participate in the preparation of manuscripts and grant proposals as wells as communicate effectively in written reports.

Percentage Of Time
20%

Describe Work Environment
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Laboratory setting, regularly exposed to computer screen displays and digital displays on measuring devices; laser and infrared light and sensors may be used as well. The noise level in this setting is usually quiet. The measuring devices and computers generate heat and fans may be used to keep the room cool and cause the noise level to rise to moderate.


To apply, visit https://jobs.westernu.edu/postings/25532






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