Laboratory Assistant I

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University of California, Irvine

Laboratory Assistant I

The successful candidate will be expected to execute a variety of neurophiological assays and administer behavioral testing of live rodents. While the majority of assays have been optimized, the ability to troubleshoot potential difficulties will be necessary. Primary responsibilities will involve close team work with other staff members to administer behavior tests and to perform immunohistochemical analyses of molecular and structural components of the rodent brain. These techniques are well established in the lab, and while the majority of skills and techniques will be learned on the job, however basic lab experience in bench chemistry and standard molecular assays is highly desirable. Secondary job responsibilities will involve general lab maintenance and other duties necessary to the normal operation of a laboratory, as well as collation of collected data. The successful candidate will exhibit a high degree of maturity, organizational skills, good physical health and the ability to work with a variety of different people.
Expectations: Due to the nature of ongoing experiments, flexibility in the work schedule is a must, as some experiments will require work at either abnormal hours or over weekends. Our studies primarily involve analyzing the effects of ionizing radiation on animals, and applicants should be aware that their job duties will involve extensive animal work (mice and rats). All studies performed will be in accordance with UCI safety and institutional animal (IUCAC) approval standards.
This research position is funded by the American Cancer Society (ACS) grant and PI's discretionary funds and represents a unique and exciting opportunity to participate in state of the art research aimed at elucidating the mechanistic basis of radiation effects on the brain and cognition.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Salary: Hourly $15.86 - $16.76
Total Hours: Part Time
Limited Appt Position, 42%
Must be able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends due to special projects or deadline requirements.
Final candidate subject to background check.
As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.
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Posted: 7/11/2018
Application Due: 7/25/2018
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