Job Description

Requisition Number 06158
Department Name: Integrative Structural and Computational Biology
Position Type: Full Time
Position Title Research Technician
Position Summary:

The research technician will work closely with the PI to set up microscopy imaging experiments of bacteria and perform computational analysis on the resulting data, including writing custom code for image processing. The technician will also perform standard molecular biology techniques such as cloning and strain construction in bacteria, and perform other related duties, tasks and responsibilities as required or assigned.

Location: California
Additional Information:

The bacterial species studied in this lab, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, is an opportunistic human pathogen. The technician will therefore be trained in biosafety level 2 practices (BSL2).

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 STEM field and up to one (1) year of related experience. Three (3) to six (6) years of related laboratory experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

Some experience with programming, ideally in MATLAB and/or Python is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Research experience in a wet biology lab and/or computational data analysis is desirable.
  • Genuine enthusiasm for bacterial cell biology, ability to learn quickly, commitment to perform experiments rigorously and with integrity, and an eagerness to try new things.
Compensation: $17.69 - 21.65 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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