A full time position for a Research Technician is immediately available in Division of Signaling and Gene Expression at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (San Diego). The successful candidate will join a team of scientists investigating transcriptional and epigenetic regulation of immune cells in relation with allergy disease such as asthma, Tuberculosis or Dengue virus infection. (Seumois et al. Nat Immunol. 2014, Arlehamn et al.J Immunol. 2014). The research involves molecular biology, cell culture, flow cytometry, high-throughput next generation sequencing technologies (RNA-Seq, ChIP-Seq, Nextera-Seq). Experience in any of the above-mentioned techniques is a plus, however pertinent training will be provided.
This position requires a 3 to 5-year commitment.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The candidate will support active research and day-to-day operations of our research laboratory under the direct supervision of a postdoctoral scientist. We seek candidates who are diligent and extremely meticulous, who display initiative and will be able to contribute intellectually to the project. The candidate will integrate into the LJI Next Generation sequencing facility and will have to routinely process a high number of samples; therefore an exceptional level of organization is required for this position.