Lab Assistant I - Xu Lab (219568-891)

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute La Jolla, CA
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) is an independent nonprofit research organization that blends cutting-edge fundamental research with robust drug discovery to address unmet clinical needs in the areas of cancer, neuroscience, immunity, and metabolic disorders. The Institute invests in talent, technology, and partnerships to accelerate the translation of laboratory discoveries that will have the greatest impact on patients. Recognized for its world-class NCI-designated Cancer Center and the Conrad Prebys Center for Chemical Genomics, SBP employs about 1,000 scientists and staff in San Diego (La Jolla), Calif., and Orlando (Lake Nona), Fla. For more information, visit us at The Institute can also be found on Facebook at and on Twitter @SBPdiscovery.


This is for a part time position, up to 15 hours per week

Under specific direction, this position will perform routine repetitive laboratory tasks, which may include the preparation of laboratory supplies and equipment and other related duties as assigned. This is a part time position, up to 20 hours per week.

Duties and Responsibilities:

* Assists teams and core staff with all aspects of laboratory projects and experiments using standard laboratory techniques

* Assist with autoclaving, media preparations, buffer preparations, stocking and maintenance of tissue culture inventory/supplies, and other related duties and tasks, as required or assigned

Required Experience

Education and/or Experience:

* High School diploma, GED, or equivalent experience is required.

* Knowledge or experience in a scientific research laboratory is desired.

Other Requirements and/or Specifications:

* Work independently as well as in a team environment

* Be responsible, organized and a problem solver

* Possess strong attention to detail, analytical, time management, organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

* Professional proficiency in Microsoft Office

* Embody the Institute's core values of Commitment, Collaboration, Communication, Community and Compassion

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.

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