This position is recruitment is for Temporary Laboratory Assistant positions through UCI's internal temporary service.UCI Temporary Employment Services (TES) is continuously seeking applicants to assist in filling the temporary needs of the UC Irvine Campus in Irvine and the UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange. We recruit for this position on an on-going basis in order to build a talent pool of potential candidatesTemporary Laboratory AssistantsPerform or supervise the performance of standardized and recurring technical procedures in the natural, physical or social sciences in a teaching and/or research laboratory; perform or supervise a variety of business operations related to management of a laboratory; and perform other related duties as required.Incumbents may work under the supervision of academic personnel, Staff Research Associates, or higher level Laboratory Assistants. Assignments may require specialized knowledge of a field or area of discipline, however, they do not require the thorough understanding of the scientific principles involved or knowledge of the discipline.Incumbents typically perform duties ranging in level from unskilled to skilled. The fields may include chemistry, biochemistry, physics, microbiology, botany, zoology, biology, bacteriology, geology, psychology, physiology, dentistry, and other related fields. Incumbents perform duties which include preparation of media for research activities; participation in the construction, assembly, testing and/or operation of laboratory equipment; preparation of tissues for microscopic examination; setting up research and teaching laboratories; ordering, receiving and distributing laboratory supplies to faculty, teaching assistants and students; cleaning and maintenance of equipment and supplies; and the maintenance of safety procedures in teaching and research laboratories. Incumbents may assist in laboratory facility planning and space utilization; and may assist faculty, teaching assistants and students in their use of laboratory equipment and supplies.TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT * This is a temporary employment position reporting to UCI's Temporary Employment Services (TES) Department. * To be a viable candidate for the temporary employment program, you must be able to start employment within 1 to 2 days after temporary employment is offered. * Interviewing and hiring is based on internal hiring needs and how well the candidate matches the requirements, and a fit to the assignment. * TES is constantly seeking applicants although there may not be the immediate need to interview or hire. The majority of our temporary positions are Monday - Friday, 8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m., however, we also have occasional part-time, weekend and evening hours available. Comprehensive benefits options are also available for temporary employees, including paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave.Salary: Based on an hourly rate, ranges depending on the classification of the temporary assignment. Hourly rates for Laboratory Assistants most commonly vary from $15.85 an hour or more depending on responsibilities / skill requirements of the position assigned to. Floater Position.Please attach your resume. Employment subject to criminal records background check. Some temporary assignments may require clearance of health physical or require a valid California Drivers License for driving university vehicles.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 committed to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. **Please note that we recruit for this position on an on-going basis in order to build a talent pool of potential candidates. When a position becomes available, we will review applicants at that time. Due to the volume of resumes that we receive, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in employment with UCI Temporary Employment Services
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