Caltech 9-Month Research Scientist Position in Chemical Biology

Categories: Employment

Date: 9/1/2020

This is a full time, 8+ month, 40 hour/week position in chemical biology in the Ondrus lab at Caltech ( The successful applicant will contribute to a project focused on developmental metabolite signaling. 100% effort will be dedicated to lab work involving molecular biology, mammalian tissue culture, and protein analysis.

Job Duties
  • Perform laboratory experiments involving protein gel electrophoresis and membrane transfer
  • Perform Western blotting, detection, and analysis using a chemiluminescence imager
  • Maintain immortalized mammalian cell lines
  • Perform standard mutagenesis and cloning reactions
  • Determine suitable controls and analysis for all experiments
  • Create reproducible standard protocols and troubleshoot as necessary
Basic Qualifications
  • B.S. or M.S. degree
  • 3+ years experience in a bioscience research lab
  • Ability to keep accurate, organized records and maintain an electronic notebook
  • Ability to clearly organize and archive samples
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other members of the project
  • Ability to meet agreed upon deadlines, manage time effectively, and work efficiently
  • Ability to coordinate and participate in standard lab upkeep
Required Documents
  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Names of 2-3 references

Contact Info
*Please don’t hesitate to contact Prof. Ondrus with questions about the position or application process* Inquiries Alison Ondrus, PhD

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