Laboratory Assistant I/II
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
La Jolla, CA
Job posting number: #7122347 (Ref:spd-2358046)
Posted: January 28, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Sanford Burnham Prebys is a preeminent, independent biomedical research institute dedicated to understanding human biology and disease, and advancing scientific discoveries to profoundly impact human health.
The duties and responsibilities contained in the job description are intended to be examples of the accountabilities for which the person in the position will demonstrate competency through performance. The job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list. Duties and responsibilities are subject to change and other duties may be assigned as necessary.
The Conrad Prebys Center for Chemical Genomics at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute is seeking a Lab Assistant I or II to be a contributing member of the Lab Operations team. The candidate will be asked to perform a variety of tasks. Primary duties include but are not limited to; distributing orders, maintaining data banks and lab inventories, preparing media as directed, maintaining equipment and ensuring the lab is stocked.
The Conrad Prebys Center for Chemical Genomics (Prebys Center) at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) is a world-leading academic drug discovery organization and an epicenter for innovative approaches to accelerate the discovery of new drugs to help save lives and treat disease. SBP is a non-profit institute dedicated to advancing scientific discoveries to profoundly impact human health. This is an exciting opportunity to directly contribute to a broad spectrum of drug discovery projects with the end goal of ultimately benefiting patients. Our portfolio includes cancer, neurodegeneration, and cardiovascular metabolic disease targets, among others. We are passionate about collaboration and work extensively with lead researchers and key opinion leaders from academia and industry. We have a cooperative open campus, located at the nexus of San Diego’s biotech community. Our portfolio includes cancer, neurodegeneration, and aging-related disease targets, among others. We are passionate about collaboration and work extensively with lead researchers and key opinion leaders from academia and industry.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Performs routine laboratory tasks, which includes the preparation of laboratory supplies and/or equipment.
- Maintains data banks and lab inventories, including documenting and distributing orders
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Work positively and enthusiastically as part of a team
- Be responsible, organized, motivated and a problem solver
- Strong attention to detail is a must
- Ability to learn new instrumentation and software is essential
Education and/or Experience:
Requires a high school diploma, GED or equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Prior laboratory experience of college level biochemistry or chemistry science courses are preferred.
The expected hiring range for this position is $16.30 - $26.45/hour, commensurate with experience.
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability – committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals.
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute is an Equal Opportunity employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability – committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected status as designated by federal, state or local law. For additional information about your rights as an applicant, click HERE.
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.