Laboratory Technician - Garrison lab (part-time)

Science Novato, California



Are you passionate about science and eager to jumpstart your career in a research lab? We are currently looking for a part-time Laboratory Technician to join the Garrison Lab team. In this role, you will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience and contribute to various laboratory operations.


  • Assist in the preparation and maintenance of chemical solutions, media, and reagents, including hands-on experience with both automated and manual plate-pouring techniques.
  • Keep meticulous records of inventory for plates, media, and reagents.
  • Participate in placing orders for laboratory supplies, chemicals, and consumables while learning the ropes of inventory management.
  • Contribute to routine autoclave sterilization procedures.
  • Collaborate with the team to maintain a clean, organized, and safe laboratory environment.
  • Be an active participant in laboratory experiments, providing support under the guidance of the lab manager.
  • Maintain detailed records of experiments and laboratory activities.
  • Follow data hygiene and sharing guidelines to ensure the integrity of research outcomes.
  • Tackle any additional duties as needed to support your professional development.


Education & Experience

  • This is an excellent opportunity for a college student to get entry-level lab experience.
  • 1+ year chemistry and biology laboratory coursework (degree-related OK).

Specialized Skills

  • A strong interest in scientific principles and a genuine passion for research.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy.
  • A self-starter who can work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.


  • Gain hands-on experience in a supportive research laboratory environment.
  • Competitive hourly rate ranging from $20 to $25, commensurate with experience.


To be considered, please apply online by submitting your CV, a cover letter stating why you are interested in the position and why you are the right person for the job, and contact information for 2 references.


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.

Our success will ultimately change healthcare. At the Buck, we aim to end the threat of age-related diseases for this and future generations by bringing together the most capable and passionate scientists from a broad range of disciplines to identify and impede the ways in which we age. We are an independent, non-profit institution located in Marin County, CA, with the goal of increasing human healthspan, or the healthy years of life. Globally recognized as the pioneer and leader in efforts to target aging—the number one risk factor for diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancer, macular degeneration, heart disease, and diabetes—the Buck seeks to help people live better longer. We are an equal-opportunity employer and strive to create an atmosphere where diversity of identity, experience, and background are welcomed, valued, and supported. Candidates who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.