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Lab Assistant

University of California

Job Description

Job Opening ID:53730
Reports To:Director of the Perinatal Research Lab
Working Title:Lab Assistant
Department:OBGYN Maternal Fetal Medicine
Bargaining Unit:TX
Payroll Job Code:009603
Job Location:UCI Campus- Irvine
Percent of Time:100%
Work Schedule:8-5, M-F
Employee Class:Career

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Director of the Perinatal Research Lab this position will be responsible: 1. Growing and maintaining cell cultures for research studies 2. Perform assays as well as preparing solutions and media. 3. Assist with laboratory maintenance, cleaning, ordering of supplies and inventories of supplies, cell stocks, and the proper disposal of hazardous waste. 4. Assist postdoctoral fellows or research scientists with performing experiments. 5. Assist data analysis using computer software, and preparation for presentation and publication.

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 ourcompensation practices andbenefits .

$21.26 - $25.00 (Hourly Rate)


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. 1 year + prior lab bench work experience desired.
Excellent interpersonal skills to communicate easily and effectively with people. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and to exercise judgment, tact, and professionalism in. Theoretical knowledge of molecular biology and cell biology Demonstrated proficiency using software, including Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and PowerPoint for word-processing and statistical software. Ability to use standard lab equipment Working knowledge of monitoring laboratory safety, including radioactive biohazard handling, and disposing techniques Experience with handling tissue cultures Ability to follow complex protocols Organization skills and oversight of supplies inventory


Working knowledge of UCI forms, policies, procedures, and KFS (Kuali Financial System).

Special Conditions Required:

Working hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; dependent on coverage needs and subject to change.

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

  • E-Verify

  • Pre-Placement Health Evaluation

Details of each policy may be reviewed by visiting the following page -
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 theUC 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) .

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