Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Dixon Lab seeks to interrogate the role of 3D genome architecture and chromatin regulation in both normal cellular biology and in cancer initiation and progression. Harnessing the power of genomic tools and advances in genome-engineering, we are investigating the relationship between TADs (topologically-associating domains) and subsequent gene expression. The lab is also actively involved in a multiple ongoing collaborative projects, including focusing on pediatric acute leukemia. By integrating genomic approaches, we aim to uncover insights about the structural and epigenetic landscape of cancer progression beyond standard cytogenetic approaches. Successful candidates will be eager to acquire experimental and computational knowledge to leverage next-generation sequencing techniques and answer fundamental biological questions.
Under general supervision, the Research Assistant II position is part of a multidisciplinary team studying epigenetics, chromatin structure, and gene expression. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, performing techniques related to cell and molecular biology and biochemistry. Tasks include maintenance of tissue, DNA, and other experimental samples, as well as taking part in data analysis and experimental planning. Other duties include completing independent projects as assigned, completing experiments broadly designed by postdoctoral researchers or the Principal Investigator and independently analyzing experimental results, supporting postdoctoral researchers in the lab, assisting with general laboratory maintenance, including equipment maintenance, and ordering of supplies as needed.
Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or related field, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
Must be willing to work an adjusted schedule to support research needs.
Successful completion of the Instituteâ™s background investigation.
Salk scientists are dedicated to innovative biological research. The Salk Institute consistently ranks among the leading research institutions in the world for its faculty's contributions and the impact of their findings. Focused both on discovery and on mentoring future generations of researchers, Salk scientists make groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of cancer, aging, Alzheimer's, diabetes and infectious diseases by studying neuroscience, genetics, cell and plant biology, and related disciplines. "We lead biological research. We prize discovery. Salk is where cures begin."Overlooking the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, the Salk Institute offers a warm, collegial and collaborative work environment, where employees enjoy a generous benefits program. Social activities on campus encourage interaction as a community.