Laboratory Assistant (9603C) 12203
Laboratory Assistant (9603C) 12203 About Berkeley
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: November 3, 2020
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- Conduct entomological field and laboratory trials of pests and beneficial arthropods on deciduous fruit, nut and vine crop.
- Conduct Insecticide tolerance studies of various insect pests of deciduous fruit, nut and vine crops.
- Inspect various deciduous fruit, nut and vine crops for insect damage.
- Apply insecticides for control of insect pests of deciduous fruit, nut and vine crops.
- Organize maintain, and statistically analyze data from the above studies.
- Prepare reports and presentations of the above studies.
- Maintain laboratory in a clean and organized manner.
- Ability to work in hot, dry conditions
- Attention to detail
- Experience in experimental biology, knowledge of Microsoft word and excel, field data collection
- Ability to work as a team
- 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.
Salary & Benefits
This position is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.
The target start date for this position is January 1, 2021.
This position is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Technical Unit (TX) between the University of California and the University Professional and Technical Employees (UPTE). The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at:
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
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