Laboratory Assistant II - 10268-1A

Job description

Updated: Aug 25, 2020
Location: UC Irvine Campus
Job Type:

Job Opening ID: 10268

Reports To: PI

Working Title: Laboratory Assistant II

Cost Center: IR7131

Bargaining Unit: TX

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Payroll Job Code: 009603

Job Location: UCI Campus - Irvine

Percent of Time: 100%

Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F

Appointment: Limited

Position Summary:

Under supervision of the PI, or other senior lab personnel, the incumbent may perform tasks including but not limited to: assisting with experiments, working as part of a team, and independent tasks; attending staff meetings; writing/updating/distributing lab protocols, SOPS, project plans/summaries/reports; training new personnel; preparing solutions, maintaining detailed paper and electronic records of study data; adhering to all experimental protocol and good laboratory practices, maintaining safety training and safe work procedures; lab maintenance including supply inventory, equipment maintenance, cleaning, organizing, and managing lab spaces and materials; and performing other duties as assigned.

Compensation Range:

Hourly: $19.36 - $20.49

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Graduation from high school or a General Education Diploma and two years of laboratory experience or two years of college including courses in the natural, physical or social sciences and one year of laboratory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledges and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.

Effective verbal and written communication skills in English.

Previous laboratory experience, following basic laboratory procedures and practices.

Functions well in a team environment.

Availability to work occasional nights and weekends.

Demonstrates ability to analyze problems/situations and formulate solutions.

Ability to exercise good judgment in handling information to accurately record information, protocols, formulas and data.

Experience with general lab equipment: pipets, scales, pH meters, centrifuges, power supplies, etc.

Excellent interpersonal skills to relate easily and effectively with people within and outside the University, including both strong written and verbal communications.

Demonstrated experience in participating in discussion related to research projects.

Strong ability to multi-task, prioritize and follow up.

Skill to use an iPhone, iPad, personal computer, computer software programs at the level of sophistication required for general office work.

Experience with PCs and/or Macs. Knowledge of Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Familiarity with the Internet and how to conduct searches.

Proficient writing skills to prepare/compose/review a variety of materials with accuracy and completeness.

Experience in assisting, testing and standardizing techniques.

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.

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.

UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.




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Posted: 8/27/2020
Application Due: 11/25/2020
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