The Myers Lab and the Laboratory for Immunochemical Circuits at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology is looking for a highly motivated Research Technician to develop and apply state-of-the-art proteomics technologies to address fundamental yet elusive questions in immune cell activation and differentiation, autoimmunity and inflammation, and cancer immunology. We are a collaborative group, both within the institute and around the country, so you will be exposed to many different scientific fields and gain expertise in several applications of quantitative proteomics. This will provide you with opportunities for publications, as well as presentations internally and at scientific conferences.
Qualified candidates should have:
- Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Engineering, or any of the Life Sciences
- >1 year undergraduate research experience and a knowledge of basic laboratory techniques
- Excellent organizational and communication skills
- Strong critical thinking skills and an attention to details
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Eagerness to learn and develop laboratory skills
Especially strong candidates will have one or more of the following knowledge or skills:
- Experience with liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry
- Experience with biochemistry and/or molecular biology
- Experience with genomics, proteomics, and/or systems biology
- Fluency in computer programming languages such as R or Python
How to Apply:
Please include your CV and a brief cover letter.
Pillars of the Myers Lab are creativity, diversity, and individuality, which flourish when people can bring their unique perspectives to work. All interested individuals, including individuals of the BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, persons with disabilities, and other historically underrepresented communities, are encouraged to apply.
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With over 20 different countries represented, diversity is respected and celebrated at LJI. We are committed to ensuring a safe and compassionate environment that is equal, just, and fair. Science and discovery benefit from a diversity of talents, a diversity of approaches, and a diversity of perspectives. The La Jolla Institute’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative is designed to help us identify areas at the Institute that need improvement so we can together create an environment that is inclusive, provides equal opportunities, and opens doors that propel our research for human health.