Laboratory Manager or Research Technician II/III (Ay Lab)

La Jolla Institute for Immunology

La Jolla , CA

Job posting number: #7087460

Posted: October 20, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Summary
A full-time position for a research technician is available immediately at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology in the lab of Ferhat Ay. Prior experience in functional genomics is required. The candidate will directly report to the principal investigator and help him establish capabilities in high-throughput genomics, transcriptomics and epigenetics assays as well as in CRISPR techniques. The work will require working with primary human samples and cell lines. The candidate should have a background in molecular biology. A qualified candidate with experience could also be offered the Laboratory Manager position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
● Grow and maintain cell lines.
● Perform DNA transfections and genome editing experiments.
● Extract nucleic acids and perform PCR and qPCR.
● Work with LJI's research cores such as flow cytometry and sequencing.
● Design and execute experimental quality controls.
● Train students and post-doctoral fellows.
● Order lab supplies and maintain inventory.

Leveling Requirements
● B.A./B.S. or a higher degree in biological sciences.
● College-level knowledge of molecular biology (immunology experience is a plus).
● Ability to contribute to project design, experimental execution and data interpretation.
● Previous experience in a molecular biology laboratory or a similar setting.

Interested candidates, please include one attachment, enclosed with a resume and 2 references.

About the La Jolla Institute
LJI consistently ranks as one of the best places to work in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal. The Institute hosts 20 world-renowned faculty and over 200 postdoctoral researchers hailing from 20+ different countries. LJI is located in the Science Research Park on the campus of UC San Diego, with easy access to the San Diego life sciences community and all that the area has to offer.

With over 20 different countries represented, diversity is respected and celebrated at LJI. We are committed to ensuring a safe and compassionate environment that is equal, just, and fair. Science and discovery benefit from a diversity of talents, a diversity of approaches, and a diversity of perspectives. The La Jolla Institute’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative is designed to help us identify areas at the Institute that need improvement so we can together create an environment that is inclusive, provides equal opportunities, and opens doors that propel our research for human health.

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