Research Technician with Scripps (La Jolla, CA)

May 13, 2022

Position Summary:  

We are looking for a Research Technician to assist with our diverse projects using high-throughput sequencing and computational approaches to study emerging viruses and the outbreaks they cause, including SARS-CoV-2, Lassa, Ebola, West Nile, and Zika. We are seeking highly motivated individuals to work in collaboration with other lab members and contribute to our sequencing projects for SARS-CoV-2 and West Nile virus. You will participate in expanding our on-going projects by performing bench-level experiments and sequencing SARS-CoV-2 and West Nile virus samples.  

 

Overview:  

The Scripps Research Institute is currently seeking a Research Technician for the Andersen Lab working in the Department of Immunology and Microbiology. The Andersen lab (https://andersen-lab.com/) is working on diverse projects to study emerging viruses and the outbreaks they cause, including SARS-CoV-2, Lassa, Ebola, West Nile, and Zika. We use an integrated approach of fieldwork in West Africa, high-throughput next-generation sequencing, and computational biology to investigate these viruses.


We are seeking a highly motivated individual to work in collaboration with other lab members and contribute to our high-throughput sequencing projects for SARS-CoV-2 and West Nile virus. You will participate in expanding our on-going projects by performing bench-level experiments and sequencing SARS-CoV-2 and West Nile virus samples.


This research opportunity is particularly suited for candidates who are passionate about infectious disease research, global health, and plan to continue their scientific education in graduate school. The ideal candidate has hands-on experience with molecular biology techniques including PCR and is familiar with next-generation sequencing methods.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Execute viral RNA extraction and high-throughput library preparation for SARS-CoV-2 and West Nile virus samples obtained from our large network of collaborating labs. 
  • Validate and implement assays using clinical specimens; assist with data analysis produced from these experiments. 
  • Develop skills in documentation of experimental procedures and outcomes, data interpretation, and methodological problem solving. 
  • Present work at lab meetings and participate in academic publications. 
  • Work and coordinate research with our many public health partners across the United States. 

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