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Verified Pay $21.47 - $25.29 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Riverside, California

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Lab Assistant 2

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary 30922881 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $44,829 - $52,806

Position Information

The Jozwiak lab's primary focus revolves around comprehending the intricate metabolic pathways and mechanisms occurring within plants, thereby contributing to their overall growth and functioning. To investigate these processes, the laboratory employs an array of tools and techniques such as transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics, alongside molecular biology and biochemistry. Under the direct supervision of the PI, Lab Assistant 2 is expected to assist in projects related to the deciphering biosynthetic pathways in various plants with special focus on quinoa. Management of various projects, handling standard instruments, data documentation, general lab maintenance, preparation of reagents, safety training and compliance, supervision of part-time undergraduate student workers, and ability to work cooperatively with the team is expected.

The full salary range for the Lab Assistant 2 is $21.47 - $25.29 per hour. However, the expected pay scale for this position is $21.47 - $23.17 per hour. We base salary offers on a variety of considerations, such as education, licensure and certifications, experience, and other business and organizational needs.

Applicants must have current work authorization when accepting a UCR staff position. Currently, we are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa for staff.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is ten weeks after their first date of employment.


Education Requirements

Degree Requirement Batchelor's degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or related science areas. Preferred Molecular Biology and Biochemistry course work. Preferred 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 knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position. Required


Experience Requirement One year experience with general molecular biology methods: gel electrophoresis, PCR, cloning Required Experience in sample preparation for LC-MS analysis Preferred Experience in plant biology: plant care, DNA/RNA isolation and PCR Preferred

Special Conditions

Special Condition Requirement Valid Drivers License Required

Minimum Requirements

Excellent organizational skills. Attention to detail and lab safety.
Good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with co- workers.
Appropriate manual dexterity and visual acuity to perform the tasks. Ability to work independently after initial supervision. Ability to trouble-shoot and think through laboratory techniques.
Good time management skills and ability to adapt to changing work priorities. Willing to work slightly flexible hours.
A sense of responsibility and strong work ethic.
Ability to repeat and demonstrate routine lab techniques to others.
Demonstrated ability and willingness to learn new areas of scientific and technical knowledge by reading the scientific literature, instruction manuals, and textbooks, and by attending research and professional seminars.
Demonstrated knowledge of common computer operating systems and software.

Preferred Qualifications

Working knowledge of principles of molecular biology and biochemistry.

Familiarity with basic data processing and experience with word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software.

Willingness to work in the greenhouse. Interest in learning new techniques required for the project work.

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, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • UC Riverside is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings.

  • UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020

  • UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.

  • Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019

  • Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings

  • UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

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