Lab Research Technician/Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Research Projects California State University, San Bernardino
Overview Employment Status: The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is seeking to fill the position of Lab Research Technician. The Lab Technician will work with the Principal Investigator on biochemistry research projects.
Temporary, non-exempt, non-benefited, a part-time position through March 31, 2021 (position renewable based upon available funding, availability of work, and satisfactory job performance)
Work Schedule: Up to 19 hours per week to be arranged, typically Monday -Friday between 8:00 am-5:00 pm, some evenings and weekends. Incumbent must be able to participate in remote or on-campus work depending on the directives from the CSUSB campus.
First Review Deadline: The initial review of applications will begin on October 19, 2020.
Typical Activities Responsibilities and Duties
Design and perform biochemistry and molecular biology experiments including PCR, protein expression and purification, transformations, plasmid preparations, gel electrophoresis, and protein-protein binding assays.
Write and modify laboratory Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as needed.
Understand and adhere to laboratory safety guidelines.
Keep organized records of experiments and results through the use of a lab notebook and standard word processing programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Minimum Qualifications Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology or biochemistry. At least 6 months of experience conducting research in a research lab.
Experience working in a research lab performing PCR, protein expression and purification, transformations, plasmid preparations, and gel electrophoresis.
Experience designing and conducting protein-protein binding assays.
Familiarity with using the following laboratory equipment: AKTA FPLC systems, centrifuges, programmable orbital shakers, multimode plate readers, thermocyclers.
Experience with MS Office
Supplemental Information UEC is an EOE - Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. This position will remain open until filled. This has been designated as a sensitive position. The selected candidate must successfully pass a thorough background investigation to include a criminal history check prior to appointment.
California State University, San Bernardino offers a challenging and innovative academic environment. The university seeks to provide a supportive and welcoming social and physical setting where students, faculty and staff feel they belong and can excel. The university provides students the opportunity to engage in the life of the campus, interact with others of diverse backgrounds and cultures, as well as participate in activities that encourage growth, curiosity and scholarly fulfillment. Through its branch campus in Palm Desert, the university mission extends to the Coachella Valley.