Lab Assistant

Job Description

Updated: Aug 5, 2023
Location: Irvine-Campus
Job Type:
Department: Physiology & Biophysics

Job Opening ID: 57312
Working Title: Lab Assistant
Department: Physiology & Biophysics
Bargaining Unit: TX
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Payroll Job Code: 009605
Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine
Percent of Time: 46%
Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F
Employee Class: Limited


Position Summary:
The UC Irvine School of Medicine Department of Physiology & Biophysics is dedicated to conducting innovative, cutting-edge research, engaging in high-level service and providing excellent educational opportunities and mentoring to students, postdoctoral fellows and residents in the discipline of physiology and biophysics.
Will contribute to ongoing projects related to research on chronic pain or Alzheimer’s disease. Specifically, it will involve 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 genotyping animals, running PCR reactions, and assisting lab staff 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.


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)


One or two years working in a laboratory environment.
High school graduate or general education diploma.
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.

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 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 .

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