Research Assistant I (Tumor Initiation And Maintenance) Bagchi Lab (219972-891)

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute La Jolla , CA 92037

Posted 1 week ago

SBP is a preeminent, independent biomedical research institute dedicated to understanding human biology and disease, and advancing scientific discoveries to profoundly impact human health. For over 40 years, our research has produced breakthroughs in cancer, neuroscience, immunology and children's diseases, and is anchored by our NCI-designated cancer center and advanced drug discovery capabilities.

A full-time Research Assistant I position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Anindya Bagchi. Dr. Bagchi's lab studies the genetic mutations that drive cancer. A geneticist by training, Dr. Bagchi is passionate about finding the hidden drivers of cancer. As a research community, we have made tremendous progress in the last few decades in understanding the nature of the beast, but now is the time to translate those knowledge to actionable interventions. Dr. Bagchi's lab is focused on how to illuminate the genetic mutations which act as life line to many cancers. This would expose their Achilles heel that we can exploit in near future to develop new forms of treatment. They have identified and characterized several key mutations that were shown as proof of concept to target in as much as 30% of all cancers. The focus of the lab is now to carry out experiments that will allow them to develop this work beyond the proof of concept, ideally to successful clinical trials.

The Research Assistant will be working in the laboratory and assisting with lab projects, as assigned. The Research Assistant will be learning new technologies, as well as applying existing knowledge to procedures and bench-work.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Determines methods and procedures on new assignments or day-to-day work

  • Keeps written records of experiments and data organization

  • Troubleshoots problems and develops solutions to technical problems of moderate to high scope using independent thinking, literature, and colleagues as resources to solve problems

  • Provides interpretation and analysis of results

  • Maintains various reagent collections, and inventories

  • Orders lab supplies as needed

Required Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in a biological science or chemistry or related field or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been attained

  • Prior lab experience is a plus

Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities

  • Work independently as well as in a team environment

  • Be responsible and have strong time management skills

  • Able to analyze and resolve issues of moderate complexity

  • Possess strong attention to detail and organizational skills

  • Demonstrate professional communication and interpersonal skills

  • Professional proficiency in Microsoft Office

  • Embody the Institute's core values of Commitment, Collaboration, Communication, Community and Compassion

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute is an Equal Opportunity employer M/F/Veteran/Disability committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected status as designated by federal, state or local law. For additional information about your rights as an applicant, click HERE.


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Research Assistant I (Tumor Initiation And Maintenance) Bagchi Lab (219972-891)

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute