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Research Assistant I - Temporary

at The Scripps Research Institute

Posted: 8/27/2020
Job Status: Contract/Temporary
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Keywords: research, laboratory, lab

Job Description

Requisition Number 07579
Department Name: Biology - McNamara
Position Type: Temporary
Position Title Research Assistant I - Temporary
Position Summary:

Calibr, a division of Scripps Research is a not-for profit research institute located in La Jolla, California. Calibr is focused on innovative early stage translational research in the areas of regenerative medicine, cancer biology, cardiovascular and metabolic disease, immunology and infectious disease. We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our multidisciplinary team working to discover and develop new drugs to treat bacterial pulmonary infections associated with cystic fibrosis. This temporary position will require both independent as well as collaborative work carried out under general supervision. The successful candidate will help optimize and execute high-throughput anti-bacterial assays to identify small molecules with potential to treat multi-antibiotic resistant opportunistic infections.

Position Description

Specific responsibilities include performance of general lab duties, tissue and bacterial culture and preparation of media and reagents, compound handling and inventory, maintenance of cell cultures and BSL2 bacteria, execution of high-throughput assays against select BSL2 bacteria for screening campaigns, data analysis and lab notebook documentation. The position requires great attention to detail, troubleshooting capability and flexibility to adapt to a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate should have a strong work ethic, organization and time management skills.

Location: San Diego, California
Additional Information:
Physical Requirements:

This position works in a laboratory or vivarium environment. Further details of the physical requirements of established essential functions for this position will be addressed/discussed during the interview process.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science in biology, biochemistry, microbiology or related field
* 1-3 years laboratory experience
* Experience with cell-based or bacterial and biochemical assays using methods such as imaging, luminescence, fluorescence and absorbance
* Excellent sterile technique and willingness to work with BSL2 pathogens
* Experience with data analysis using Excel and Prism
* Excellent oral and written communications skills
* Letter of recommendation and/or at least one professional reference is highly preferred

Preferred Qualifications:
Job Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Posting Category Scientific & Technical
EEO Statement

The Scripps Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic or status.

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