Summer Intern, Research Lab

Location
San Diego
Posted
May 03, 2018
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Contract

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