Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Salary Range
$38,983 - $40,000 /year
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Appointment Percent:
TX Contract
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday - Friday

#118116 Laboratory Assistant I

Filing Deadline: Fri 8/19/2022

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UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 08/10/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 08/19/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Climate science lab/field assistant for work with GNSS/GPS instrumentation. The position supports atmospheric science research efforts to improve forecasting of high-impact atmospheric river storms and to support tropical climate observations that feedback into longer-term global weather forecasting challenges with significant societal impacts. The candidate will be trained to install, operate, and test GNSS equipment for airborne deployment. Work may require travel to remote locations for field deployments with variable hours for work shifts. They will monitor and process test data as well as field campaign data. They will be responsible for assisting in duties to support the laboratory/field efforts (up to 40%), including such tasks as driving, project administration, purchasing, accounting, and documentation in a highly responsive manner. They will help with outreach and communication to diverse communities regarding scientific projects. Excellent opportunity for recent graduates in science and engineering desiring to have an impact in the climate and climate change field. We highly encourage women and individuals from backgrounds underrepresented in science to apply.


  • Graduation from high school or GED and one (1) year of laboratory experience or two (2) years of college including courses in physical science or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position. BS in science or engineering field preferred.

  • Proactive in anticipating the group's needs, highly responsive to time-sensitive tasks. Highly organized. Skilled with coordination and communication among members of the research group.

  • Experience using word processing and image editing software.

  • Experience with various computer programs, including Microsoft Office, Zoom, and Google.

  • Skills with routine laboratory/office needs (library research, organization, etc.).


Needs to be able to travel to support fieldwork and work variable hours.

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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