Job description

University of California Irvine


Updated: Jun 8, 2021
Location: UC Irvine Campus
Job Type:
Department: Molecular Bio & Biochemistry

Job Opening ID: 19478

Reports To: Prof-AY

Working Title: Laboratory Assistant

Department: Molecular Bio & Biochemistry

Bargaining Unit: TX

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Payroll Job Code: 009605

Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine

Percent of Time: 100%

Work Schedule: M-F, 8-5

Employee Class: Career

Position Summary:

The core discipline of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry is the understanding of the molecular mechanisms that underlie all fundamental biological processes. To that end the faculty of the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry represent diverse research interests that include structure and synthesis of proteins and nucleic acids, gene organization and regulation, cell signaling, immunology and host pathogen interactions, biochemical genetics, cell and developmental biology, microbiology and virology.

Under supervision from lab manager, conducts a limited variety of duties pertaining to vitro assays and some laboratory upkeep. This will include mammalian cell culture, fabrication of microfluidic devices, microscopy, staining and other in vitro assays. Duties will also include repetitive library tasks such as preparing buffers and solutions; cell growth stock preparation, plastics fabrication, antibody staining, DNA extraction, PCR and record keeping.

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Ability to read, write and converse fluently in English. Ability to follow instructions and work well with others or alone under moderate supervision. Basic computer skills. Organizational skills for record keeping and data analysis.


Bachelor's degree in a biological science-related field. College level knowledge of biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology. Experience in laboratory techniques in cell biology, molecular biology, imaging and in vitro analysis.

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: 6/10/2021
Application Due: 6/10/2033
Work Type: Full Time