Under supervision of the PI, or other senior lab personnel, the incumbent may perform tasks including but not limited to: assisting with experiments, working as part of a team, and independent tasks; attending staff meetings; writing/updating/distributing lab protocols, SOPS, project plans/summaries/reports; training new personnel; preparing solutions, maintaining detailed paper and electronic records of study data; adhering to all experimental protocol and good laboratory practices, maintaining safety training and safe work procedures; lab maintenance including supply inventory, equipment maintenance, cleaning, organizing, and managing lab spaces and materials; and performing other duties as assigned.
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 knowledges and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position. Effective verbal and written communication skills in English. Previous laboratory experience, following basic laboratory procedures and practices. Functions well in a team environment. Availability to work occasional nights and weekends. Demonstrates ability to analyze problems/situations and formulate solutions. Ability to exercise good judgment in handling information to accurately record information, protocols, formulas and data. Experience with general lab equipment: pipets, scales, pH meters, centrifuges, power supplies, etc. Excellent interpersonal skills to relate easily and effectively with people within and outside the University, including both strong written and verbal communications. Demonstrated experience in participating in discussion related to research projects. Strong ability to multi-task, prioritize and follow up. Skill to use an iPhone, iPad, personal computer, computer software programs at the level of sophistication required for general office work. Experience with PCs and/or Macs. Knowledge of Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Familiarity with the Internet and how to conduct searches. Proficient writing skills to prepare/compose/review a variety of materials with accuracy and completeness. Experience in assisting, testing and standardizing techniques. Willingness to work with human tissue. Willingness to work with animals.
Minimum of bachelor's degree in scientific field. Previous experience in University research setting. Experience in cell culture. Experience working with human stem cells. Experience working with brain/spinal cord injured animals. Experience in behavioral testing of animals. Advanced computer skills (stereology-MBF SI software). Experience in use of routine statistical, data plotting programs.
Below are general guidelines on the position's physical, mental, and environmental working conditions. In accordance with applicable state and federal law, UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.
Handle Objects: Frequently
Reach Above Shoulder Level: Occasionally
Use Fine Finger Movements: Frequently
Carry/Lift Loads up to 25 Pounds: Frequently
Carry/Lift loads between 25-50 lbs: Occasionally
Carry/Lift Loads over 50 Pounds: Not Applicable
Perform Calculations: Frequently
Communicate Orally: Constantly
Reason and Analyze: Frequently
Chemical/Biological Agent: Not Applicable
Construction Activities: Not Applicable
Contact with Water/Liquids: Frequently
Drive Motorized Equipment: Not Applicable
Confined Spaces: Occasionally
Elevated Work Location: Occasionally
Radioactive Materials: Not Applicable
Temperature Variations: Not Applicable
Gas System: Not Applicable
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 theUC nondiscrimination policy .
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