Research Intern

Department
Research

Location
San Diego, CA

Summary Description
The Research Intern assists the scientific staff in carrying out research assignments involving a variety of laboratory methods, equipment and procedures.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Executes bench experiments carefully and precisely
  • Makes detailed observations as experiments are conducted and reports data accurately and effectively
  • Maintains complete and accurate records of all work done in the laboratory
  • Performs a wide variety of tasks in the laboratory, including: maintaining adherent cell lines, plasmid DNA preps, ligation, PCR, and DNA digestion
  • Monitors work to ensure quality
  • Records inventory changes as supplies and reagents are used
  • Presents and discusses results of experiments within department and project team
  • Analyzes data and interprets results
  • Prepares technical reports, summaries and protocols

QUALIFICATIONS/TECHNICAL SKILLS:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Basic understanding of cellular biology, molecular biology and virology
  • Able to learn new skills quickly
  • Basic knowledge of laboratory procedures, established techniques, instruments and equipment.
  • Basic understanding of Universal Precautions and Basic Lab safety
  • Able to repeat a procedure in the laboratory multiple times in exactly the same way
  • Works well in a team environment
  • Highly self-motivated, with excellent organizational skills and critical-thinking skills
  • Skilled with use of word processing, spreadsheets, graphical and presentation software applications

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:

  • High school degree and a minimum of 1-2 years of experience in a biology laboratory
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