Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
This position is a part of a growing research team focused on understanding the genetic and neural control of animal behavior. Under the general supervision of the Principal Investigator (PI), incumbent executes experiments and analysis of data outlined by the PI. The main duty is single-cell transcriptome analysis of neurons in the brains of the common fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster. Experience in next-generation sequencing, including sample preparation, library synthesis, and bioinformatics analysis, are essential. The incumbent will also assume essential laboratory management responsibility, which will require communication with various personnel in and outside of the laboratory for the smooth operation of laboratory research.
Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or related field.
Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
Must be willing to work an adjusted schedule to support research needs.
Satisfactory completion of the Instituteâ™s background investigation.
Must be willing to sign a confidentiality agreement.
This position requires constant grasping, hearing, seeing, sitting, talking, analyzing, calculating, communicating, reading, reasoning, writing and working inside.
Salk scientists are dedicated to innovative biological research. The Salk Institute consistently ranks among the leading research institutions in the world for its faculty's contributions and the impact of their findings. Focused both on discovery and on mentoring future generations of researchers, Salk scientists make groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of cancer, aging, Alzheimer's, diabetes and infectious diseases by studying neuroscience, genetics, cell and plant biology, and related disciplines. "We lead biological research. We prize discovery. Salk is where cures begin."Overlooking the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, the Salk Institute offers a warm, collegial and collaborative work environment, where employees enjoy a generous benefits program. Social activities on campus encourage interaction as a community.