Part-Time Lab/Research Assistant Position

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo, CA4.2

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California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Part-Time Lab/Research Assistant Position

Location: San Luis Obispo, CA

Department: Biological Sciences Department and Biochemistry and Chemistry Department

Job Description: A lab assistant or research assistant performing cutting edge, interdisciplinary biomedical research under the supervision of scientists. A significant amount of your time will involve processing of samples collected from animal research studies and performing various biochemical analysis.

Job Duties: The lab/research assistant will be responsible for sample preparation, such as protein, DNA and RNA isolation; protein purification; ELISA; performance of SDS-PAGE and Western blotting techniques; and RT-qPCR analysis. Additional duties will be assigned as needed. Keeping a lab notebook, data analysis as well as general lab maintenance as directed by PI will be required.

Required QUALIFICATIONS:
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A minimum of a MS in biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology or one of a related biosciences and one year of laboratory work.

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Must be able to independently and proficiently perform Western blotting procedure.

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Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft office.

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Ability to work with general guidance, strong organizational ability, strong analytical skills, ability to manage time effectively and meet deadlines.

Core competencies: Can use language effectively to gather information and facilitate the exchange of ideas, exhibits respect and understand of others to maintain professional relationships, takes responsibility for actions and shows that one is reliable and trustworthy.

The California Polytechnic State University, SLO is an AA/EEO/Disability/Protected Veteran Employe advancing inclusive excellence.

Salary: Hourly $14-20 (based on the skills and performance)

Total Hours: 19-20 hours/week; 8-5p, Monday-Friday (must have three days of availability from 8:00AM-5:00PM throughout the year.)

As a state contractor, CSU SLO is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.

To apply, please email a cover letter with a copy of your CV/resume and a contact info to three references (include email, phone number, and your relation to the person) to: mmaj@calpoly.edu