Laboratory Technician – Garrison lab

Buck Institute for Research on Aging

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The Garrison Laboratory at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging is looking for a Laboratory Technician to assist in the operation and maintenance of the laboratory and related areas, working in a support role under the lab manager.


The Garrison Lab aims to understand how inter-tissue communication, specifically that mediated by the long-range secreted signals called neuropeptides, influences physiology and aging. We employ advanced imaging, genetic, and biochemical approaches to investigate these questions using both worm and mouse model systems. Our goal is to discover how age-related changes in neuropeptide signaling systems in the brain can influence whole organism healthspan and longevity, and to discover strategies to prevent or delay ovarian aging.


  • Exciting, collaborative work environment at the forefront of science using state-of-the-art techniques.
  • Excellent opportunity to obtain hands-on research lab experience
  • Salary: $20 – 25 per hour, commensurate with experience


  • Prepare and maintain chemical solutions, media, and reagents, including:
  • o   Operate an automated plate-pourer.
  • o   Perform hand-pouring protocols alongside automated plate-pouring.
  • o   Fulfill specific media and plate-pouring requests.
  • o   Maintain accurate, up-to-date inventory of plate requests and plates poured, and of all media and reagents made.
  • Submit orders for commonly used laboratory consumables, chemicals and general supplies; receive and store supplies; maintain supplies inventories.
  • Perform autoclave sterilization of media and reusable tools regularly.
  • Help keep a clean, organized layout and safe work environment in the laboratory.
  • Perform experiments and provide benchwork help around the lab.
  • Carefully record experiments and lab-related actions in a laboratory notebook; maintain a living document of in-progress and completed tasks.
  • Adhere to proper data hygiene and sharing guidelines.


Education & Experience

  • BA/BS in Biology or a related field
  • 1+ year laboratory experience (degree-related OK)

Specialized Skills

  • Strong aptitude, background, and knowledge of basic scientific theory
  • Highly motivated to perform research
  • Excellent technical and problem-solving ability
  • Precise attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong sense of initiative and planning
  • Works well with other scientists under general supervision and independently
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills

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