Laboratory Technician

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Pasadena, CALIFORNIA


Posted: 23-Nov-23

Location: Pasadena, California

Salary: Open


Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory

Internal Number: 4814739

Laboratory Technician
Job Category: Fulltime Regular
Exempt Overtime Eligible: Overtime Eligible
Benefits Eligible: Benefit Based
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Job Summary
The Aravin lab at Caltech is currently seeking a Laboratory Technician to assist with ongoing projects investigating mechanisms and functions of prokaryotic Argonaute proteins.
If you possess the required qualifications and are enthusiastic about contributing to cutting-edge research, we encourage you to apply.
Essential Job Duties
  • The successful candidate will be involved in a diverse range of experiments, including, but not limited to:
  • Precise genome knockouts and insertions in non-model bacteria.
  • Phage infection assays: efficacy of plating (EOP) measurements, turbidity in liquid cultures, etc.
  • Semi-quantitative PCRs at different time points post infection.

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in biological sciences with up to 2 years of relevant work experience.
  • Previous experience with basic molecular biology techniques, such as PCR and recombinant DNA cloning
  • Basic skills for working with BSL-1 microorganisms.
  • Solid knowledge of general chemistry/biochemistry

Preferred Qualifications
  • Basic knowledge of Python and command line

Required Documents
  • Resume

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