Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Research Assistant II position is a part of a growing research team focused on understanding the genetic and neural control of animal behavior. Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator (PI), incumbent will support roles within the laboratory, execute experiments and administer daily lab duties outlined by the PI. The administration of lab duties includes monitoring of inventory and maintenance of transgenic fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) strains. Additional tasks include data-mining from genome sequence database, generating and verifying DNA constructs, and monitoring of lifespan and ageing-related physiological changes of flies. The Research Assistant II may conduct behavior assays and creation of transgenic and mutant strains of Drosophila to aid experiments of the PI, students and postdocs of the laboratory. Demonstrated skills to conduct experiment in the lab and to keep records are essential. The Research Assistant II will need to communicate with various personnel in and outside of the laboratory for the smooth operation of scientific 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 a flexible schedule to support research needs.
Successful completion of the Instituteâ™s background investigation.
This role requires constant adjusting focus, seeing, sitting 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.