Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute La Jolla , CA 92037
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The Chanda lab is interested in unraveling the molecular bases for complex host-pathogen interactions. They are studying cellular proteins required for both influenza A and retrovirus/HIV infection and investigating novel molecules that regulate, or respond to, Pattern Recognition Receptor (PRR) signaling. Their aim is elucidate the repertoire of host proteins required for viral infection, and understand the molecular strategies adapted by these viruses as countermeasures to innate immune responses.
The Research Assistant will be working in the Chanda lab and will be involved in cell culture and biochemical work, and other related duties and tasks as assigned. The Research Assistant will be learning new technologies, as well as applying existing knowledge to procedures and bench-work.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Determine methods and procedures on new assignments or day-to-day work
Receive directions from supervisor when needed
Keep written record of experiments and data organization
Troubleshoot problems and develops solutions to technical problems of moderate to high scope using independent thinking, literature, and colleagues as resources to solve problems
Provide interpretation and analysis of results
Maintain various reagent collections, and inventories
Order lab supplies, as needed
Education and/or Experience:
BS/BA degree in one of the biological sciences or related studies
Some lab experience is preferred. Candidates with lab experience may be considered for Level II.
Other Requirements and/or Specifications:
Work independently, as well as in a team environment
Be a quick learner with attention to detail
Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Able to multi-task and work in fast-paced environment
Embody the Institute's core values of Commitment, Collaboration, Communication, Community and Compassion
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