Laboratory Assistant I

Riverside, Riverside County
Apr 22, 2014
Salary: $29,880 - $34,620
Title: Laboratory Assistant I
Category: Science and Research
Department: Chemistry
Date Posted: 03/13/2014
8AM - 5PM
Position Information:
To support research on juice adulteration
Minimum Requirements:
1 Able to conduct literature searches.
2 Experience with Microsoft Excel and Word.
3 Under general supervision, ability to work independently but also work well with others when needed.
4 Ability to read and follow directions, including laboratory protocols and laboratory safety documents.
5 Must be able to organize or develop a system to keep track of samples or data collected; must be able to enter data into an Excel spreadsheet.
6 Graduation from high school or General Education Diploma and one year of laboratory experience or two years of college including courses in the physical sciences; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
7 Ability to work safely in a chemistry laboratory environment.
Preferred Qualifications:
1 Solid mathematical skills (adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, percents, proportions, fractions, dilutions, metric-English conversions, scientific units.
2 Ability to make solutions and adjust pH using a pH meter.
3 Ability to weigh chemicals and perform quantitative transfer.
4 Prior laboratory experience.
Additional Information:
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

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