Insect Transgenesis Technician sought by California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, CA.
Duties: Order and maintain lab equipment and reagents, assist with lab budget and grant expenditure; provide guidance to students, lab personnel, and any outside contractors, including new lab member orientation, training, assigning and checking work, providing counsel and advice; assist in reviewing and revising standard operating procedures and implementing quality control practices; conduct moderately complex procedures in the laboratory, such as RNA/DNA extraction for genomics/ transcriptomics, and embryo microinjection for insect transgenesis; apply judgment in identifying and resolving moderately complex problems; conduct semi-routine beetle care and colony maintenance; assist with developing new methods of husbandry for genetically engineered insects; install, operate, calibrate, test and maintain scientific equipment and instruments used in research; perform moderately complex modifications and testing of scientific protocols, computer software, tools or equipment used for research/experiments; carryout moderately complex microscopy and data generation using biological imaging methods; assist researchers in data analysis and interpretation by applying bioinformatic software applications and tools; assist in conducting literature research for the formulation of new projects, for the purpose of technical troubleshooting, and for the purpose of grant and manuscript writing; contribute data and writing to research reports, journals and/or articles; present research work at seminars and participate in lab discussions; attend and present research at national and international scientific conferences; contribute data for inclusion on competitive federal grant proposals to NSF, NIH and DoD.
Send Resumes to: HR, California Institute of Technology, 1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125
Requirements: Master's degree or foreign equivalent in Biology or related field, plus two (2) years of experience in the position offered (Insect Transgenesis Technician), Biological Technician, Research Assistant or related occupation. Must have experience in maintaining lab equipment and reagents; experience with RNA/DNA extraction for genomics/transcriptomics, and embryo microinjection for insect transgenesis; installing, calibrating, testing, and maintaining equipment and instruments used in research; moderately complex advanced microscopy and data generation using biological imaging methods; analyzing/solving complex research problems in genetic engineering; demonstrated knowledge of grant expenditure including working within the statutes of complex federal grants; two (2) years of experience in biology laboratory; two (2) years of experience with molecular biology, invertebrate husbandry, nucleic acid work, and working with insects including methods of genetic engineering.
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