Under direction, position performs tasks and experiments in support of
academic research projects. Responsibilities will include: preparing
buffers/stock solutions, cleaning glassware, stocking supplies, creating
inventory lists and cataloging. With additional training, responsibilities may
involve tissue culture, sample preparation for imaging, molecular biology
and/or protein isolation/purification.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Creates inventory lists of chemicals, antibodies, frozen cell lines, etc.
Performs weekly inventory of lab supplies.
Stocks and organizes incoming lab supplies.
Supports lab research by preparing buffers and stock solutions.
Performs other related duties as assigned by management.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
No prior experience or training.
High School diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience
Undergraduate coursework in biological sciences or related field
Previous work experience preferred.
Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages
competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation;
Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures
work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and
appointments on time.
Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management
direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments;
Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes
tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development
activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions
and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks
for and offers help when needed.
Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely
manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative
solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason
even when dealing with emotional topics.
Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to
improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance;
Monitors own work to ensure quality.
Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the
trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds
The salary range for this position is $16.30-$17.00 an hour.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Frequently required to stand
Occasionally required to walk
Occasionally required to sit
Frequently required to utilize hand and finger dexterity
Frequently required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel or crawl
Frequently required to talk or hear
Occasionally work around fumes, airborne particles, or toxic chemicals
Occasionally exposure to bloodborne and airborne pathogens or infectious
While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work
environment is usually moderate
The employee must occasionally lift and /or move more than 25 pounds
The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for
the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive
statement of duties, responsibilities, or physical requirements. Nothing in
this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties
and responsibilities to this job at any time. Reasonable accommodations may
be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions. All individuals who accept a position with the Salk Institute must
be willing to work in an animal-related research environment, must
successfully complete the Institute's background investigation and must be
willing to sign a confidentiality agreement.
Licenses & Certifications
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against
employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or
disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However,
employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees
or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the
pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have
access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response
to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation,
proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the
employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish
information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)