Job Description

Requisition Number 05557
Department Name: Chemistry - FL
Position Type: Full Time
Position Title Research Assistant II
Position Summary:

The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) is currently seeking a Research Assistant II for its Chemistry Department.

The Department of Chemistry at The Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, FL is seeking a highly motivated researcher with a strong background in nucleic acids, biochemistry and molecular biology to join our team.

Key Responsibilities:
· Design and preparation (from chemical synthesis or in vitro transcription) of RNA constructs
· Optimize and execute enzymatic assays with proteins that process RNAs
· Cloning of RNA and protein constructs for expression in bacteria and mammalian cells
· Forced expression and isolation of proteins in mammalian cell lines
· Execute and analyze cell-based assays, including RT-qPCR, Western blotting, and luciferase
· Work in an interdisciplinary environment and gain experience
· Documentation / maintenance of laboratory notebook

Position Description

Under minimal supervision, independently and in collaboration with others perform research and conduct a wide variety of standard laboratory procedures for projects; analyze data and interpret results; investigate, troubleshoot and modify methods and procedures as necessary; may assist in designing experiments; may provide routine equipment maintenance as well as guidance/training to other department personnel; perform other related duties, tasks and responsibilities as required or assigned.  

Location: Florida
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:

Required Experience:
· Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in chemistry (with experience in biochemistry), biochemistry, or
biology; previous experience in a research environment / as a lab technician is highly desirable
· Strong background in nucleic acids biochemistry and mammalian cell culture
· Ability to process and interpret data
· Ability to troubleshoot biochemical assays
· Highly self-motivated with excellent problem solving and analytical skills, and able to work
· Excellent communication and organizational skills and ability to work with others
Candidates should have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in chemistry (masters degree preferred),
biochemistry, biology, or a closely related field and proven experience in biochemical, molecular, and
cellular techniques. The successful candidate will be fluent in English, have good interpersonal and
communication skills, and be able to work independently and within a team.

Requires 3-5 years experience. Candidates possessing a Master’s degree, 2+ years experience required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Florida & Palm Beach County residents are preferred.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience
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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