Calibr was founded on the principle that the creation of new medicines can be accelerated by pairing world-class biomedical research with state-of-the-art drug discovery and development capabilities. Calibr, a division of Scripps Research, is a first-of-its-kind, nonprofit translational research institute dedicated to creating the next generation of medicines. Scripps Research is ranked the most influential institution in the world for its impact on innovation. Our educational and training programs mold talented and committed students and postdocs into leading edge scientists. Leveraging the unique scientific environment of Scripps Research, impacting translational sciences, Calibr has created a portfolio of drug candidates, and is shaping a new paradigm for advancing nonprofit biomedical research to impact patients while re-investing in further innovative research. We expand basic knowledge in the biosciences and use these fundamental advancements to develop profound innovations that improve wellbeing. Calibr’s drug development portfolio spans a broad range of human diseases, including cancer, autoimmunity and inflammatory diseases, metabolic and cardiovascular diseases, infectious and neglected diseases, as well as age-related and degenerative diseases. If you have a passion for making a difference, this could be your opportunity to join our transformative team.
POSITION TITLE: Research Technician
The Calibr global health team is seeking a highly motivated research technician to support a drug discovery program for cryptosporidiosis. Under this role, the ideal candidate will work in a team environment to support the execution of key high-throughput assays, maintain cell culture lines, and assist with in vivo sample processing as needed.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
- Perform general lab duties
- Regular maintenance of mammalian cell lines, preparation of media and reagents
- Handling of BSL2 pathogens
- Support and execution of in vitro assays
- Processing of samples from in vivo studies
- Data analysis and lab notebook documentation
- Other related duties, tasks and responsibilities as required or assigned
Requires a bachelor’s degree in a relevant scientific discipline and up to one (1) year of related experience. Three (3) to six (6) years of related laboratory experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree. Organizational skills and ability to function as an integral team member providing technical support on multiple fronts in the laboratory. Expertise in Microsoft Office suite. Great attention to detail, troubleshooting capability and flexibility to adapt to a fast-paced environment.
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