Lab Assistant - 110796
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#110796 Lab AssistantExtended Deadline: Fri 2/4/2022
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This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.
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Under supervision, incumbent will prepare samples and assist with mammalian and bacterial cell culture, CRISPR genome editing, fluorescence microscopy, and molecular biology assays and protein biochemistry including PCR, immunoblots and flow cytometry. The incumbent will assist with routine lab tasks including ordering supplies and general lab organization.
One (1) year of laboratory experience or two (2) years of college including courses in the natural, physical or social sciences; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Willingness to learn new laboratory techniques under supervision, including CRISPR and fluorescence microscopy.
Ability to assist with basic aseptic and tissue culture techniques.
Ability to use basic laboratory equipment including centrifuges, spectrophotometers, balances, pH meters, and electrophoresis equipment.
Basic knowledge of molecular biology techniques.
Ability to read, comprehend, discuss, and present research materials.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills over a wide range of situations and individuals needed to interact professionally and effectively in the work environment in person, on the phone, and in writing to a diverse population.
Experience with the operation of a personal computer and software applications, such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
- Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
- Must be willing to work with hazardous materials (biological and chemical).
Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).
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