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Research Assistant II

ABOUT US: Scripps Research is ranked the most influential institution in the world for its impact on innovation. We expand basic knowledge in the biosciences, and use these fundamental advancements to develop profound innovations that improve wellbeing. Our educational and training programs mold talented and committed students and postdocs into leading edge scientists. Scientists in the institute’s five academic research departments work hand-in-hand with researchers of the Scripps Research Translational Institute and Calibr to merge foundational studies in biology, chemistry and computer science with translational science to produce pioneering drugs and advances in digital and precision medicine. Together, we cultivate new scientific leaders and expand the frontiers of knowledge to deliver medical breakthroughs to better human health around the globe. If you have a passion for making a difference, this could be your opportunity to join our transformative team.
Position Title: Research Assistant II
Position Description:
Work under general supervision, independently and in collaboration with others, perform research for projects; may provide interpretation and initial analysis of results; may investigate, troubleshoot and modify methods and procedures; may assist in designing experiments; perform other related duties, tasks and responsibilities as required or assigned. Day to day job duties and responsibilities will include working with infectious animal models in BSL2/3 environment. Animal model experience is required along with small animal dissection skills. Candidates with experience performing T cell and cytokine assay will be given preference. Able to collaborate proficiently and communicate effectively with colleagues and management teams. 
Physical Requirements:
This position works in a laboratory or vivarium environment. Must be able to work in BSL2/3 with PPE for at least 8 hours. 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 an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skill and abilities have been attained. Requires 3-5 years experience in animal handling in-vivo and in vitro immunological assays.
Preferred skillset:
CompensationSalary is commensurate with experience.
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.