Job Description

Requisition Number 06054
Department Name: Immunology and Microbiology - CA
Position Type: Full Time
Position Title Research Assistant I - NE
Position Summary:

This position involves performing high-throughput antibody-based assays, specifically enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), from serum, cell culture, and purified protein. Performance of other related duties, tasks and responsibilities such as protein production and purification from E. coli and mammalian cells as well as managing lab equipment and consumables, coordinate and discuss with supervisor daily/weekly work plan, perform a wide range of variable tasks as dictated by variable demands and changing conditions with little predictability as to the occurrence, and perform other related duties, tasks and responsibilities as required or assigned.  

Location: California
Additional Information:

This position works in a laboratory environment and requires the ability to work in a high-throughput manner managing high numbers of samples. Ability to work in an upright and /or stationary position for 6-8 hours per day. Repetitive hand movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists to operate lab equipment. Occasional crouching, stooping, with frequent bending and twisting of upper body and neck. Moderate lifting and carrying objects with a maximum lift of 15-20 lbs.

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:

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant scientific discipline or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skill and abilities have been attained. Requires 1-3 years experience. Candidates possessing a Master’s degree, 0-2 years experience required.

  • Hands-on working experience with high-throughput immuno-assay including automation required.
    Must be able to work independently with little guidance or reliance on oral or written instructions and plan work schedule to meet goals.
  • Requires multiple periods of intense concentration.
  • Must be able to perform under stress, multi-task.
  • Regular and consistent attendance. (*) Familiarity with BSL-2 protocols and best-practices as well as proven problem solving and troubleshooting abilities is a plus.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Protein purification, and characterization by gel electrophoresis, maintenance and transformation of mammalian cell lines for protein expression is preferred.
Compensation: $19.58- 24.45 per hour budgeted hiring range
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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