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Lab Assistant I

University of California - Irvine Health
medical insurance
United States, Irvine
May 14, 2024

Updated: May 13, 2024

Location: Irvine-Campus

Job Type:

Department: Physiology & Biophysics

Job Opening ID: 40426
Reports To: Chief Administrative Officer
Working Title: Lab Assistant I
Department: Physiology & Biophysics
Bargaining Unit: TX
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Payroll Job Code: 009605
Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F
Employee Class: Career
Position Summary:
UC Irvine Department of Physiology & Biophysics provides leadership and excellence in teaching and research.
This full-time position is to contribute to ongoing projects related to research on Alzheimer's disease. Specifically, it will involve assisting graduate students in performing behavioral assays, stereotaxic surgeries, light sheet imaging, and analysis of data collected from these experiments. In addition to this central role, the position will also involve various laboratory tasks including organization of the lab, genotyping animals, running PCR reactions, and assisting with graduate students and postdocs as necessary. Making solutions, preparing DNA, and conducting molecular cloning experiments will all be included. The ideal candidate will have previous research experience, particularly with using rodents as well as with microscopes, and schedule flexibility. This person would also be excited to work in a team.

Total Compensation:

In addition to the salary range listed below, we offer a wealth of benefits to make working at UCI even more rewarding. These benefits may include medical insurance, sick and vacation time, retirement savings plans, and access to a number of discounts and perks. Please utilize the links listed here to learn more about our compensation practices and benefits.

$19.69 - $22.82 (Hourly Rate)

Department Website:
Graduation from high school or a General Education Diploma and one year of laboratory experience or two years of college including courses in the natural, physical or social sciences; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledges and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position. One or two years working in a laboratory environment will also be necessary to be able to perform the required tasks at the expected level.
The ideal candidate will have previous research experience in an independent laboratory. In particular, experience using expensive, delicate equipment is highly valued.
Special Conditions Required:
Irregular work hours
Conditions of Employment:
The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:
Background Check and Live Scan
Legal Right to work in the United States
Vaccination Policies
Smoking and Tobacco Policy
Drug Free Environment
The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.
California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
Pre-Placement Health Evaluation
Details of each policy may be reviewed by visiting the following page - https://hr.uci.edu/new-hire/conditions-of-employment.php

Closing Statement:
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.
We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.
UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500 or [emailprotected].


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