CBOC Medical Clerk- Dickinson, ND

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

CBOC Medical Clerk- Dickinson, ND

La Jolla, CA
  • Responsibilities

    SBP is a preeminent, independent biomedical research institute dedicated to understanding human biology and disease, and advancing scientific discoveries to profoundly impact human health. For over 40 years, our research has produced breakthroughs in cancer, neuroscience, immunology and children’s diseases, and is anchored by our NCI-designated cancer center and advanced drug discovery capabilities.

    Research in the Laboratory of Molecular Immunology is directed at defining the intercellular communication pathways controlling immune responses. The lab's work is focused on the Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF)-related cytokines in regulating decisions of cell survival and death, especially in responses to viral pathogens. Translational research is redirecting the communication networks of TNF superfamily to alter the course of autoimmune and infectious disease and cancer. The laboratory’s research focuses on the LTβR/LIGHT and HVEM/LIGHT/BTLA/CD160 signaling pathways and their role in immune development, autoimmunity, host response to viral pathogens and cancer.

    A position is open for a RESEARCH ASSOCIATE II with potential for growth. A successful candidate will work with senior scientists in the lab on a wide range of experiments as part of projects which may include grant funded studies and collaborative translational studies with Pharma R&D teams. The candidate will be expected to perform a variety of biochemical, molecular and cell biological laboratory techniques including, but not limited to: cell-based assays, molecular cloning, PCR, mammalian tissue culture, flow cytometry and ELISA. Work with in vivo animal models may be required.

    Under general direction from the Principal Investigator, a successful candidate will also be responsible for performing functions related to the day-to-day operations of the laboratory including, but not limited to: ordering and inventorying reagents and supplies, effective operation of laboratory equipment, implementation of laboratory and institute policies by lab staff and serving as a liaison between the lab and institute departments such as EH&S.

    Required Skills Required Experience

    • Requires a bachelors degree in a biological science, chemistry, physics or a related field, and a minimum of 5 years of directly related experience or a masters degree with a minimum of 2 years of experience. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been attained will be considered.
    • Previous laboratory experience with standard molecular and cellular biology techniques including cloning, PCR, SDS-PAGE, Western blot, and mammalian tissue culture is preferred
    • Experience running cell-based assays is desired
    • Experience working in rodent animal models is highly desired
    • Experience with protein expression and purification, especially in mammalian cells is a plus

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Proficiency with scientific software including GraphPad Prism, Lasergene, or other DNA sequence analysis software
    • Willingness to work on a flexible schedule based on experimental requirements
    • Comfortable working with small animals in a laboratory setting
    • The ability to rapidly learn new research assays and process obtained data
    • The ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
    • Ability to analyze and resolve issues of moderate complexity
    • The ability to be responsble, organized, and a problem solver
    • Strong analytical, time management, organizational and interpersonal skills
    • Excellent verbal/written communication skills
    • Professional proficiency in Microsoft Office
    • 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. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected status as designated by federal, state or local law. For additional information about your rights as an applicant, _click HERE__._

  • Qualifications
    • Graduate of an accredited high school or equivalent.
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Software and basic computer maneuverability.
    • Knowledge of clinic’s regulations, policies, and procedures to receive visitor and patients, screen phone calls, and answer and/or refer questions.
    • Knowledge of medical terminology and provider’s instructions to complete appropriate request forms/electronic screens, make appointments for special studies, and refer questions.
    • Knowledge of procedures required to requisition supplies and services.
    • Knowledge of the internal and VISTA organizations of patient’s medical records.
    • Knowledge of the basic concepts of customer services technique related to age-specific population.
    • Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills along with proper telephone etiquette.
    • Knowledge of skills to perform all secretarial/clerical support tasks (typing, filing)