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Lead CCSL Scientific Research Assistant

Company: California Institute of Technology
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Job Description:

Caltech is a world-renowned science and engineering institute that marshals some of the world's brightest minds and most innovative tools to address fundamental scientific questions. We thrive on finding and cultivating talented people who are passionate about what they do. Join us and be a part of the diverse Caltech community. Job Summary Seeking a highly motivated and experienced research associate to help build, validate, and implement a state-of-the-art robotic COVID test platform at Caltech for high throughput COVID surveillance testing. The successful candidate will participate in scientific assay development, technical data management, and operational support for the Caltech COVID survey laboratory, including assessing and maintaining quality control and reliable test assay workflow. Job Duties Provide assay development, assay quality control, and troubleshooting expertise. Carry out real-world testing of COVID samples in manual and automated assay settings. Oversee, execute, and manage tracking and submission of test data on a timely basis. Assure and audit format compliance for data entry into scientific databases. Oversee and manage processing of ordering requests, lab communication, and maintenance of office records. Oversee and manage quality assurance and sourcing of consumable and reagent stocks. Oversee and manage lab instrument and equipment maintenance and track instrument use. Manage basic lab tasks such as buffer preparation and training and supervision of lab assistants/interns. Manage lab safety compliance and training. Basic Qualifications B.S. in biological, biochemical, or chemical sciences. Minimum of 2 years of relevant lab experience. Strong computer skills including familiarity with Excel, Excel formulas and assay data interpretation and visualization. Strong communication skills (both oral and electronic) and organizational skills. Problem solving and service oriented skills. Strong willingness to learn new skills when needed. Highly motivated, responsible and proactive working style. Strong skills building and working in a cohesive lab team. Mission dedicated. Preferred Qualifications M.S in biological, biochemical, or chemical sciences. 6 or more years of experience, including familiarity with plate based biochemical, nucleic acid based or cell based assays. Familiarity with automated liquid handling platforms and automated assay development. Strong basic computer literacy including some basic programming skills, preferably VBA/ VB.NET in the MS Excel context. Preferably experience with MS Power BI for spreadsheet data analysis and data visualization. Python scripting capabilities desirable. Required Documents Resume

Keywords: California Institute of Technology, Pasadena , Lead CCSL Scientific Research Assistant, Other , Pasadena, California

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