Job Description

Requisition Number 07515
Department Name: Biology - McNamara
Position Type: Full Time
Position Title Research Assistant II
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.
The Calibr neglected tropical disease team is seeking a highly motivated individual to support a drug discovery program for cryptosporidiosis. Under this role, the ideal candidate will work with other team members to support the execution of key high-throughput assays, maintain cell culture lines, and assist with in vivo sample processing as needed.

Position Description

* Perform general lab duties
* Tissue culture and preparation of media and reagents
* Compound handling and plate inventory
* Handling of BSL2 pathogens (Cryptosporidium parvum)
* Execute high-throughput assays against select BSL2 pathogens for screening campaigns and routine SAR profiling
* Processing of samples from in vivo studies
* Data analysis and lab notebook documentation
* The position requires great attention to detail, troubleshooting capability and flexibility to adapt to a fast-paced environment

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
* 2-5 years laboratory experience
* Experience with cell-based and biochemical assays using methods such as imaging, luminescence, fluorescence and absorbance in high-density formats
* Experience with database interface and data analysis using Excel, GeneData and Prism
* Excellent oral and written communications skills
* Letter of recommendation and/or at least one professional reference is required

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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