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Lab Ast 1 - 70130-1A

Updated: Jun 8, 2024
Location: Irvine-Campus
Job Type:
Department: Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Job Opening ID: 70130
Reports To: Assistant Professor 
Working Title: LAB AST 1
Department: Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Bargaining Unit: TX
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Payroll Job Code: 009605
Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F
Employee Class: Staff: Career


 

Position Summary:
Ecology and evolutionary biology deals with the establishment of adaptations over evolutionary time and with the organismal function in ecological time. Faculty in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology study questions pertinent at a variety of levels of biological organization, from molecular aspects of evolution, to organismal structure and performance, to the ecology of ocean ecosystems. The Rebolleda-Gomez lab interests are in Microbial ecology, microbial evolution, experimental evolution, climate change, metabolism, and systems biology.
 
Under the direction of the supervisor, the lab assistant will assist in the collection of data for an experiment on microbial community responses to antibiotic exposure. Duties include making media, platting microbial cultures, counting colonies, obtaining metabolites, and entering data. Additionally, the lab assistant will provide help in the collection of data on plant traits during a laboratory experiment on plant-microbiome interactions. Duties include recording survival and growth of plants, measuring vegetative and floral traits, collecting fruits to determine seed set, and entering data.


 

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 $19.69 - $22.82 (Hourly Rate). The Full Salary Range for the salary grade this position is assigned to is $19.69 - $22.82 (Hourly Rate).

 

Department Website:
https://ecoevo.bio.uci.edu/
 
 
Required:
  • Excellent pipetting skills. 
  • Experience working with plants/or microbes 
  • Experience organizing and analyzing large data sets. 
  • Ability to organize and multitask.
     
Preferred:
  • Knowledge of evolutionary ecology Experience in basic microbiology techniques
 

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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