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RESEARCH ASSISTANT - 52894-1A

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Updated: Jun 10, 2023
Location: Irvine-Campus
Job Type:
Department: Physiology & Biophysics

Job Opening ID: 52894
Reports To: Chief Administrative Officer
Working Title: RESEARCH ASSISTANT
Department: Physiology & Biophysics
Bargaining Unit: TX
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Payroll Job Code: 009605
Job Location: UCI Main Campus
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F
Employee Class: Career
 
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.
The Wagar lab investigates the human adaptive immune responses to infectious diseases, vaccines, and other immune therapeutics using organoid technology. We are looking for a lab assistant to join the lab and contribute to our efforts to accelerate vaccine design. Responsibilities will include assisting other lab members with their experiments, contributing to tissue collection efforts, and general lab maintenance. Although experience in a research lab environment would be helpful, we are also happy to train an eager, motivated individual who wants to gain research experience. The lab assistant will learn a variety of cutting-edge immunological techniques, work closely with our lively team of postdocs and grad students, and participate in lab discussions about data interpretation and experiment planning. The lab is highly collaborative and there will be numerous opportunities to interact with other research groups and contribute to publications. The Wagar lab has membership in the Vaccine R&D Center, Institute for Immunology, Center for Virus Research, and the Cancer Research Institute. To find out more about our research, please visit wagarlab.webflow.io.
 
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.
$19.02 - $22.05 (Hourly Rate)
 
Department Website:
 
Required:
 
No specific job experience is required for this position. However, candidates who are familiar with working in a biology research laboratory environment (and/or familiar with immunological techniques) will be preferred.
Graduation from high school or a General Education Diploma and bachelor’s degree in a biomedical-related discipline.
Preferred:
 
6 months of experience in an immunology research laboratory Familiarity with cell culture techniques, including BSL2 agents Familiarity with flow cytometry techniques.
 
Special Conditions Required:
 
Irregular work schedule (occasional) Ability to travel (~13 miles) to and from the UCI Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Orange County, and the UCI campus (most expedient way is by motor vehicle).
 
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 - https://hr.uci.edu/new-hire/conditions-of-employment.php.

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 [email protected].

 

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