Research Assistant

Office of Research · Colton, California
Department Office of Research
Employment Type Staff-FT
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $26.44/hr - $28.85/hr.

Position Purpose

Will work with the Associate Dean for Basic Research (ADBR) to provide support the research activities in CUSM research laboratories


Information provided below is a general description of responsibilities; it is not intended to provide an all-inclusive list of responsibilities and may change depending on the needs of CUSM.


Essential Functions

  • Work closely with the PI and students to assist with research projects.
  • Conduct research experiments, present research data, and provide reporting to the PI.
  • Maintain cell lines in accordance with specific procedures.
  • Process biological samples in accordance with specific procedures
  • Ensure proper functioning of lab equipment, request repairs/service as needed.
  • Mentors and trains staff/students, interns, or volunteers in lab related skills.
  • Maintains accurate records of procedures used to conduct experiments.


Job Requirements – Minimum Qualifications Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated analytical skills to collect, interpret, organize, and present programmatic data.
  • Well organized, high energy, effective at multi-tasking and planning, self-motivated.
  • Strong recordkeeping, interpersonal, and communication (verbal and written) skills
  • Knowledge of basic information systems (Word, Excel, Adobe, and other database applications.

Minimum Requirements

  • Basic laboratory procedures (e.g., Preparation of solutions and reagents following specific instructions).
  • Molecular analysis including, but not limited to, Protein, DNA, RNA, and/or flow cytometry, chromatography, enzyme assays, implement kit-based assays.
  • Knowledgeable with statistical as well as Microsoft Word, Excel, GraphPad, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with cell culture techniques and biological samples processing.
  • Experience in establishing new laboratory methods and techniques as needed.


Required Qualifications

 Bachelor’s degree with major in biochemistry, molecular/Cell biology, chemistry, or related field.


Desirable Qualifications

  • Minimum two years’ experience in wet lab research.
  • Coauthor on a peer-reviewed research paper.


Working Environment

  • General office and Lab Environment

Physical Demands

  • Occasional lifting, carrying, bending, pushing and/or
  • Significant fine finger dexterity
  • Sitting – 25%
  • Walking – 25%
  • Standing – 50%

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  • Location
    Colton, California
  • Department
    Office of Research
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $26.44/hr - $28.85/hr.