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Research Technician, Viral Vector

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You will be located at the Dorris Neuroscience Center (DNC) in La Jolla, California. DNC leverages the tradition of Scripps Research as a multidisciplinary institute bringing biological, biophysical, and chemical approaches to the study of the nervous system. The center is a 53,000-square-foot structure with state-of-the art facilities for imaging and behavioral studies. Members of the DNC explore some of the most fundamental questions in neuroscience research. For an overview on the science conducted at DNC, please visit:
POSITION TITLE: Research Technician

Seeking a highly motivated Research Technician who will be responsible for the engineering, production and purification of AAV/Lentiviral-based vectors for multiple Principal Investigators.

This position works in a laboratory environment. Further details of the physical requirements of established essential functions for this position will be addressed/discussed during the interview process.

- Requires a bachelor’s degree in a relevant scientific discipline 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.
- Hands-on experience in molecular cloning, cell culture, viral preparation, biosafety level 2 procedures.
- Ability to work with several teams and simultaneously on multiple projects.
- Test vectors at multiple stages of development to produce high titer preparations that will support in vivo neuroscience research.
- Rapidly assimilate new vector technologies in the workflow.
EEO Statement:
Scripps is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
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