We are currently seeking a highly motivated research assistant interested in assisting the study for the molecular basis of physiology and developing novel therapeutics for type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Position is responsible for assisting with molecular genetics research focusing on mouse models of diabetes and for managing mouse colonies that support these studies. In addition, the research assistant will have opportunity to perform stem cell related experiments, include culture and differentiation of human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) by using 3D Organoids system. One of our focus is generation of human pancreatic islets from hiPSCs. This would be a great opportunity for a recent graduate who is seeking 1-3 years of additional lab experience before applying to graduate or medical school. Working as part of a multidisciplinary team, will perform cell and molecular biology techniques and biochemistry experiments, including PCR, DNA and RNA extractions, genotyping, sequencing and mutation screening. The position will require proficiency in mouse handling and colony maintenance. Other responsibilities include data analysis and maintenance of tissue, DNA, and other experimental samples. Position will also assist with general laboratory maintenance, including equipment maintenance and ordering of supplies. Individuals will be expected to independently determine the timing of experiments, analysis, and presentation of results.
Bachelor's degree in Biology or related fields
Must be willing to work an adjusted schedule when necessary to support research needs. Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment. Successful completion of the Instituteâ™s background investigation
This position requires constant seeing, adjusting focus, touching/feeling, hearing, handling, writing, calculating, reasoning, analyzing, and communicating.
Salk scientists are dedicated to innovative biological research. The Salk Institute consistently ranks among the leading research institutions in the world for its faculty's contributions and the impact of their findings. Focused both on discovery and on mentoring future generations of researchers, Salk scientists make groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of cancer, aging, Alzheimer's, diabetes and infectious diseases by studying neuroscience, genetics, cell and plant biology, and related disciplines. "We lead biological research. We prize discovery. Salk is where cures begin."Overlooking the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, the Salk Institute offers a warm, collegial and collaborative work environment, where employees enjoy a generous benefits program. Social activities on campus encourage interaction as a community.