Research Associate II - Neurological Diseases

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

San Diego, CA

Job posting number: #7111123 (Ref:spd-2146001)

Posted: September 20, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Research Associate II will be working Chun Lab team members to assist with research on neurological diseases, particularly neurodegenerative disorders. Our studies on genomic mosaicism utilize a wide range of methodologies, predominantly short- and long-read sequencing technologies on bulk populations, small populations, and single nuclei from the human and mouse brain, that are supported by traditional cell and molecular biology techniques.

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Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Accurately follows protocols and troubleshoots problems; develops solutions to technical problems of moderate to high scope using independent thinking, literature, and colleagues as resources to solve problems
  • Works with human and mouse brain and other tissues
  • Ensures protocols, reports, and appropriate documentation are written to the highest standards
  • Determines methods and procedures on assignments and advances projects to achieve desired endpoints
  • Learns and uses modern sequencing technology platforms (e.g., Nanopore, PacBio combined with FACS, library preparation) to study neurodegenerative diseases


Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in one the biological sciences, physics, or chemistry and five years relevant lab experience; Master’s degree in one the biological sciences, physics, or chemistry and three years relevant lab experience OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been attained is required; preference to background experience in molecular biology.

Other Requirements and/or Specifications:

  • Must be flexible, innovative, and self-motivated
  • Have strong organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently with a minimal level of supervision and as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to multi-task and work on multiple projects as needed
  • Prior experience with modern sequencing technologies will be advantageous
  • 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.

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