The Keck School of Medicine: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology's mission is to better understand the underlying mechanisms for studying human disease through research and training that combines basic concepts of biochemistry with wide-ranging interdisciplinary topics. Our program provides hands-on experience in state-of-the-art laboratories to produce high-impact results for treatment, prevention and therapeutics.
The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is seeking a Research Lab Technician II to join its team.The Research Lab Technician will aid the PI on various research projects as deemed appropriate by the PI. The position may require occasional flexible work hours depending on the demands of the experimental protocols and processing timelines.
Responsibilities and Duties
Perform genomic and epigenomic experiments using molecular biology techniques in human cells
Execute experiments with the use of antibodies (western blots, immunoprecipittions, etc) and with standard molecular biology techniques (such as PCR amplification, DNA extraction, cloning, and gel electrophoresis)
Learn new techniques quickly and a strict attention to details of experimental protocols
Provide general and specific laboratory support such as ordering supplies, coordinating lab safety, organizing laboratory materials and supplies, and maintaining laboratory equipment
Possess excellent organizational and communication skills to collaborate successfully in the multi-lab nature of this project
Ability to write and present experimental results
Utilize standard word processing programs (Word, Excel, Power point, etc.)
Familiarity with genomic technologies and epigenomic assays (CRISPR/Cas9, DNA methylation, ChIP-, ATAC-, 4C-seq) and experience with simple database programs or other bioinformatic programs is not essential but would be helpful
Minimum Education: Associate's degree, Specialized/technical training, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 2 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Working knowledge of laboratory equipment and research protocols. Knowledge of computer analysis techniques and ability to provide routine analysis and interpretation of research data.
Internal Number: REQ20090884
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