Research Technician

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Pasadena, CALIFORNIA


Posted: 24-May-23

Location: Pasadena, California

Salary: Open


Biological/Biomedical Sciences

Internal Number: 4209317

Research Technician
Job Category: Fulltime Temporary
Exempt Overtime Eligible: Overtime Eligible
Benefits Eligible: Benefit Based
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Job Summary
The Aravin Lab at Caltech is seeking a motivated individual to join as a Research Technician. The successful candidate will assist on an ongoing project to characterize a gene that is important for animal fertility.
Essential Job Duties
  • Perform common molecular biology experiments, such as PCR, cloning, gel electrophoresis.
  • Perform basic Drosophila crosses, sort desirable animals for downstream experiments.
  • Perform RNA in situ hybridization and image samples using confocal microscopy.
  • Maintain Drosophila stocks.
  • Keep detailed records of experiments.
  • Perform other tasks and experiments as assigned.

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in biology-related fields.
  • One-year experience in biology research laboratory.
  • Experience working with the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Two-year experience in biology research laboratory.
  • Experience with an independent biology research project.
  • Experience with RNA in situ hybridization.
  • Experience with confocal microscopy.
  • Solid understanding of basic molecular biology techniques, such as PCR, cloning, gel electrophoresis.
  • Solid understanding of basic Drosophila genetics.

Required Documents
  • Resume

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