Berkeley Lab's Environmental Genomics & Systems Biology Division has an opening for a Research Associate. Under supervision, will carry out various duties related to support of the transgenic mouse group and support of the molecular biology lab as part of several projects aimed at understanding how mammalian gene expression is regulated. Will work with live mice, mouse tissue samples, perform small animal surgery and animal microdissection. Will be expected to assist with analyzing experimental results, generate reports, and present findings at group meetings.
What You Will Do:
Provide support to the transgenic mouse facility, including but not limited to: general animal husbandry, intraperitoneal injections, egg collection, small animal surgery and microdissection, maintenance of mouse lines including tagging, tissue biopsy and genotyping of transgenic lines, euthanasia.
Provide general semi-routine support to molecular biology lab including but not limited to: dishwashing, autoclaving of glassware, routine maintenance of lab equipment, buffer production, supply inventory.
Perform various molecular biology techniques such as PCR, vector ligation, bacterial transformation, small and large scale plasmid preps, restriction enzyme digest, gel electrophoresis.
Perform minimal analysis with experimental results, generate reports, present findings.
Maintain careful records of all experiments performed.
Meet regularly with supervisor and other team members to discuss project progress and provide recommendations to improve experimental pipeline.
Willingness to work on weekends when required.Job requires occasional weekend work.
What is Required:
B.A or B.S degree in Biology or related discipline, preferred and a few years relevant experience preferred.
Willingness to work with mice. Experience with mouse animal husbandry preferred.
Experience with molecular biology techniques: PCR, bacterial transformation, large, small and scale DNA purification, restriction digest, gel electrophoresis.
Ability to learn new laboratory protocols and technologies.
Detail-oriented with strong organizational, writing and record-keeping skills.
Good analytical skills to effectively evaluate data and make recommendations.
Excellent and effective interpersonal communication and presentation skills; ability to interact collaboratively with staff at all levels of the organization.
Must demonstrate efficient time management skills and the ability to multitask.
Competent in the use of computers and related software programs; i.e., PC, Mac, Google Drive.
Willingness to work in a lab environment with changing priorities and technologies.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time career appointment.
Full-time, M-F, non-exempt (hourly paid) from overtime pay.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
Salary will be determined based on range by collective bargaining agreement.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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