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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: November 13, 2019.
The Merchant Laboratory in the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences is engaged in research in the broad area of algal genomics and trace elements in biology. Current research builds on 35-year effort to discover and characterize proteins involved in handling metals. Current research is focused in two main areas: functional genomics of algae and signaling in metal homeostasis.
This position is to assist the Principal Investigator (PI, Professor Sabeeha Merchant) and Project Scientists in her laboratory (Dr. Daniela Strenkert and Dr. Stefan Schmollinger) in working on metal signaling in algae.
Assume responsibility for supply chain management for supplies and reagents shared by researchers within the laboratory. Establish acceptable levels of supplies and reagents and ensure these are met.
Supervise undergraduate lab assistants' inventory, stocking, and organization of supplies and reagents.
Assume responsibility for purchasing supplies and reagents. Review cost estimates, place orders, cross-reference and coordinate complex purchasing paperwork and invoices. Track and trouble-shoot deliveries of supplies. Coordinate other administrative tasks for the laboratory as needed.
Maintain lab reagent/supply inventory
Provide routine research support to laboratory members in the fields of protein characterization, general biochemical and molecular biological techniques, and plant growth and biochemistry
Conduct research, either independently or in collaboration with other laboratory members (at PI's discretion)
Five years of laboratory experience or two years of college including courses in the natural, physical or social sciences and four years of laboratory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Graduation from high school or a General Education Diploma.
Knowledge and abilities essential to successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.
Familiarity with experimental life sciences laboratory supplies and reagents.
Experience in an academic research environment.
Familiarity with standard software (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Ability to handle fluctuating priorities and deadlines.
Organized, responsible, with close attention to detail.
Good interpersonal skills.
Ability to keep good laboratory records.
B.S degree or equivalent of training/experience
Experience with general biochemical and molecular biological techniques
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