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Research Specialist - 68529-1A

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Updated: Jun 4, 2024
Location: Irvine-Campus
Job Type:
Department: Emergency Medicine

Job Opening ID: 68529
Reports To: Research Operations Manager
Working Title: Research Specialist
Department: Emergency Medicine
Bargaining Unit: TX
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Payroll Job Code: 009603
Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F
Employee Class: Career


For questions, please contact Shahrdad Lotfipour, Ph.D at [email protected]

Laboratory Website: Translational Addiction Biology (lotfipourlab.org)

Position Summary:
The Laboratory Manager will oversee the day-to-day operations of our laboratory, with a primary focus on managing our animal colony and laboratory procedures. This includes responsibilities such as breeding, genotyping, tail snips, paw tattooing, weaning, and database management for the animal colony. Additionally, the Laboratory Manager will contribute to maintaining the lab, ordering supplies, maintaining records and documentation for regulatory requirements (i.e., Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, Institutional Biosafety Committee, Environmental Health and Safety, Trainings, Radiation Safety, Controlled Substances, etc.). In addition to managing the laboratory and animal colony, the Laboratory Manager will be responsible for a wide range of laboratory procedures, including but not limited to making standard solutions, maintaining animal colony records, ordering supplies/equipment, training lab members, maintaining laboratory supplies, equipment, tasks, organizing tissue samples, and ensuring laboratory facilities are clean and sanitary. Furthermore, the Laboratory Manager may perform other experimental duties, as needed.
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.
The expected pay range for this recruitment is $22.00 - $22.00 (Hourly Rate). The Full Salary Range for the salary grade this position is assigned to is $22.00 - $25.88 (Hourly Rate).


Department Website:

Department of Emergency Medicine


  • Experience with lab management, animal colony maintenance, and animal research techniques is preferred. 
  • Strong analytical skills, attention to detail, and knowledge of neuroscience. 
  • 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.
  • Bachelor's degree, Masters’ Degree, and/or a minimum of 2 year of experience in relevant field
  • Skill to communicate and interact effectively and pleasantly with colleagues, faculty, students, and community leaders, from multiple cultures 
  • Knowledge and experience with SQL database, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator 
  • Understanding of medical terminology Skill to determine priorities based on general instructions and accumulated knowledge 
  • Knowledge and skills to efficiently operate in a PC and MAC environment 
  • Ability to analyze and take action on complex matters, documents, and tasks.
  • Ability to take the initiative and independently respond to requests in writing, in person, or over telephone 
  • Accurate typing skills, data entry skills, file organizational skills, filing skills, appropriate telephone skills and pleasant telephone etiquette, ability to carefully and accurately proofread own and other’s materials 
  • Ability to appropriately set priorities and work independently 
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment of rapidly changing priorities and frequent interruptions


  • Prior laboratory management and/or animal colony maintenance experience preferred.
  • Experience with Adobe Director MX and its language, Lingo, Adobe Flash 8, Actionscript 2.0, XML formatting, IT/IS domain of knowledge and understanding and writing visual basic scripts 
  • Ability to creatively solve technology problems


Special Conditions Required:
  • Possible weekend and evening hours


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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