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A research technician position is available in the Cline Lab at the Dorris Neuroscience Center at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA to participate in cutting edge studies using hiPSCs to study neurodegenerative disease mechanisms. The technician will assist with managing inventory, stock, and organization of lab supplies, culturing HEK cells and hiPSCs, generating lentiviral reagents, and characterizing cells using qPCR and immunocytochemistry. 

  • Work under minimal supervision. Independently conducts a wide variety of standard laboratory techniques/procedures while using judgement when necessary to adapt standard methods and techniques. Receive instructions on specific assignment objectives, complex features, and possible solutions.
  • Provide interpretation and analyses of results. Troubleshoot and modify procedures.
  • May assist in designing experiments to complete a segment of overall research plan. May provide routine equipment maintenance. May provide guidance/training to department
  • Details 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 or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skill and abilities have been attained. Requires 3-5 years experience. Candidates possessing a Master’s degree, 2+ years experience required.

  • Experience with routine sterile cell culture techniques, such as feeding and passaging cells
  • Experience with hiPSC culture 
  • Highly organized, effective at multitasking

  • This position works in a laboratory environment.
  • Details of established essential functions for this position will be addressed/discussed during the interview process.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with molecular biology, including DNA/RNA isolation, PCR, and qPCR 
  • Experience with immunocytochemistry  
  • Experience with differentiating hiPSCs into other cell types
CompensationCommensurate with experience
EEO Statement:
The Scripps Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic or status.
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