Lab Technician I - Peptide Biology Laboratory, Dr. Kuo-Fen Lee

Salk Institute for Biological Studies
June 12, 2023
Offerd Salary:$16.30 to $17.00
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Working Time:Part time
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Job Details Description

The part-time Lab Technician I position is intended to learn and assist with routine lab support. Under general supervision, activities include: collects and prepares mouse DNA samples for analysis; prepares solutions and media under sterile conditions; performs various molecular biology techniques; and assists with general laboratory maintenance, including equipment maintenance and ordering/stocking of supplies.


(70%) Collection/Preparation of mice DNA samples for analysis

  • Collects and prepares mouse DNA tissue samples for analysis.
  • Handles and restrains mice.
  • Learns principles of and assists with management of mice colony.
  • (30%) Research Support

  • Performs various techniques in molecular biology such as: DNA extraction and analysis and PCR reactions.
  • Performs inventory of chemicals and supplies; orders laboratory supplies and stocks laboratory areas as required.
  • Operates sterilization equipment ensuring appropriate conditions for material being processed.


  • No professional level experience required.
  • Preferred:

  • Prior experience in a laboratory setting is preferred, including experience gained via undergraduate laboratory coursework.
  • Experience in the operation and maintenance of various lab equipment.


  • Undergraduate student enrolled in college –first two years
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Basic knowledge in biological sciences or related fields, which may be obtained by completion of basic biology course.
  • Preferred:

  • Undergraduate coursework and interest in molecular biology, cell biology, genetics or related discipline.


  • Basic theoretical knowledge of biological sciences (particularly cell and molecular biology and genetics) Demonstrates strong problem-solving skills and creativity
  • Able to perform routine, repetitive functions.
  • Ability to learn and apply standard laboratory and safety procedures.
  • Organized and effective at multitasking and adept at juggling changing priorities.
  • Demonstrates ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team.
  • Demonstrates basic professional skills with attendance, dependability, and communication
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) needed to interact professionally and effectively in the work environment; ability to read, comprehend, and discuss research materials
  • Skills utilizing sound judgment, tact and a recognition of situations requiring confidentiality
  • Ability to diplomatically and professionally interact with all levels of Institute staff and external contacts
  • Knowledge of standard laboratory and safety procedures
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with PC and MAC operating systems, standard business office equipment and commonly used software and tools, such as Microsoft Office, electronic mail, and the internet.
  • Preferred :

  • No additional experience or education required.
  • The salary range for this position is $16.30 to $17.00 an hour


  • Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
  • Must be willing to work an adjusted schedule to support research needs.
  • Successful completion of the Institute's background investigation.
  • Must meet minimum Salk age requirements for working in a research lab.

    The incumbent in this position will be constantly handling, seeing, and sitting.

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