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POSITION TITLE: Research Assistant II
 
POSITION SUMMARY: 
The candidate will be required to learn quickly and apply cutting-edge technologies to address critical problems in HIV vaccine design. Candidate must be self-motivated, able to manage deadlines and solve problems. Excellent communication skills are essential. Candidate must work well independently and as part of a team.
 
There will be opportunities to interact with experts in immunology, virology, bioinformatics, clinical researchers, and structural biologists. Additional training opportunities exist at Scripps in science writing and career development.
 
In addition to a job application, resume and list of 2-3 professional references interested applicants should include cover letter with a brief description of your interest in the position and career goals.
 
 
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Under minimal supervision, independently and in collaboration with others perform research and conduct a wide variety of standard laboratory procedures for projects; analyze data and interpret results; investigate, troubleshoot and modify methods and procedures as necessary; may assist in designing experiments; may provide routine equipment maintenance as well as guidance/training to other department personnel; perform other related duties, tasks and responsibilities as required or assigned. 
 
REQUIREMENTS:

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in a relevant scientific discipline or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skill and abilities have been attained.
  • Requires 3-5 years of experience.
  • Candidates possessing a master’s degree, 2+ years’ experience required.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 
Interested applicants should have a B.S. degree with a strong background in molecular biology, virology and immunology. They should be able to plan, conduct and analyze complex experiments under guidance in a highly collaborative environment, and be interested in acquiring new skills and techniques.
 
Physical Requirements: Details of established essential functions for this position will be addressed/discussed during the interview process.
 
Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience.
 
The above statements describe the level of work performed and expected in general terms. The statements are not intended to list all the responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of employees so classified, and the content herein is subject to change due to the business needs of Scripps Research, with or without notice.  Furthermore, nothing in this job description shall be interpreted to be in conflict with or to eliminate or modify in any way the employment-at-will status of Scripps Research staff. 
 
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.
 
COVID-19 update: 
The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until restrictions change, interviews will be conducted virtually.