Laboratory Assistant II - 14368-1A

Job description

Updated: Jan 15, 2021
Location: UC Irvine Campus
Job Type:

Job Opening ID: 14368

Reports To: Prof-HCOMP

Working Title: Laboratory Assistant II

Department: Anatomy and Neurobiology

Bargaining Unit: TX

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Payroll Job Code: 009603

Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine

Percent of Time: 100%

Work Schedule: Variable

Employee Class: Career

Position Summary:

Under direct supervision, the Lab Assistant is responsible for conducting stereotaxic surgeries in rodents that includes micro injections of agents for track tracing, verifying injections sites using histological methods, and preparing brains for immunofluorescence imaging. The laboratory assistant will also conduct immunofluorescence microscopy (e.g., image tiling), and collect images for data analyses. The lab assistant will help maintain the animal colony for the studies, including post-surgery monitoring, and may conduct behavioral experiments as needed. Additionally, the laboratory assistant will keep the laboratory clean, organized, and fully stocked with little to no supervision.

Compensation Range:

$19.94 - $21.53

Department Website:


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 knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.

Excellent organization and planning skills

Effective communication skills, verbal and written

Laboratory experience Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences or related

Ability to take accurate and detailed laboratory records

Ability to perform basic calculations (percentages, ratios, etc)

Ability to follow oral and written instructions

Excellent computer skills, including usage of MS office.

Ability to work selflessly in a team environment

Attention to detail.

Special Conditions Required:

Must be able to work flexible hours with work occasionally extending into the evenings and possibly weekends.

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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Job No:
Posted: 1/8/2021
Application Due: 3/9/2021
Work Type: Full Time