Laboratory Technician

La Jolla / San Diego, California; Torrey Pines State Park vicinity
Salary will be commensurate with education/experience; full benefits package included
Sep 16, 2018
Laboratory Technician
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Position Overview

San Diego Biomedical Research Institute (SDBRI) is seeking a Laboratory Technician to perform a variety of duties in Dr. Laurent Verkoczy’s laboratory using mice as immunization models to study antibody responses for vaccine development.   We consider each member of the laboratory an integral part of our endeavor to develop effective vaccines and welcome intellectual engagement by all personnel.

Specific duties will include: (training will be provided but some experience working with mice is required)

  • Perform sample processing of immune tissues for flow cytometry, cell culturing, DNA extractions, antibody assays, etc.
  • Assist with mouse husbandry duties, including anesthesia, ear tagging/tattooing, sample collections, and euthanasia.
  • Assist with the preparation of animal protocols.
  • Perform immunogen formulations and mouse immunizations including IM, IP and IV injections, and adoptive transfers of bone marrow cells into irradiated mouse recipient
  • Assist with record keeping of mouse colony including performing genotyping, updating the genotyping database, and generating/updating immunization schedule
  • Assist in tracking and accession of immunogens/adjuvants, mouse tissue samples, and developing appropriate spreadsheets for shipping samples to collaborating lab
  • Confer with supervisor and senior lab staff in helping to review and develop plans for mouse immunization studies and colony maintenance.
  • Contribute to regular, detailed reports for laboratory staff and collaborators.
  • Drive between two facilities on a routine basis to maintain mouse colon


  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, veterinary technology, or a related field preferred. A degree in an unrelated field may be compensated with additional relevant experience.
  • Background in animal laboratory science and a minimum 6 months of experience working with mice is require
  • Must be detail-oriented, very well organized, and approach laboratory procedures with critical thinking of the technical aspect
  • Must adhere to strict safety requirements.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively in an interactive team environment.

To apply for this position, please attach your resume in a Word or pdf file format and email to Thank you for your interest in working at SDBRI.

San Diego Biomedical Research Institute (SDBRI) is a nonprofit biomedical research institute focused on finding new ways to predict and prevent disease to accelerate medical advances that maintain health and improve quality of life. The organization is located in La Jolla’s Science Park within walking distance of other major institutes including The Scripps Research Institute, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, UC San Diego, Scripps Clinic, and Salk Institute for Biological Science.