Laboratory Assistant

University of California, Irvine

Updated: Jul 3, 2023
Location: Irvine-Campus
Job Type:
Department: Physiology & Biophysics

Job Opening ID: 55629
Working Title: Laboratory Assistant
Department: Physiology & Biophysics
Bargaining Unit: TX
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Payroll Job Code: 009605
Job Location: UCI Med Center-Orange
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F
Employee Class: Limited


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.
Under close supervision, the Lab Assistant will be responsible for assisting with the vaccine related projects. This position provides general support to senior scientists with laboratory procedures such as carrying out protein microarray probing and immunofluorescence and immunohistochemistry on cell culture. With assistance and/or supervision, the Lab Assistant will perform standard molecular biology techniques including but not limited to PCR, agarose and acrylamide gel electrophoresis of proteins and DNA, preparing, and maintaining stocks of plasmid DNA, molecular cloning, Western and other protocols as required as general support for lab projects. The Lab Assistant will be responsible for assisting with mouse bleeding, as well as dosing, euthanasia, and tissue collection. The position will also require providing technical and administrative support for lab management and inventory of freezers.


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)


Experience with common microbiology techniques such as plasmid mini preps. Basic molecular biology and biochemistry techniques. Graduation from high school or a General Education Diploma and one year of laboratory experience or two years of college including courses in the natural, physical or social sciences; 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 in cell biology, molecular biology, or related field
Experience with common microbiology techniques, molecular biology, and biochemistry techniques. Experience with protein microarrays, initial data analysis, computer skills Experience with working with animals.


Special Conditions Required:
Check on mice colony over weekends as needed.


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 –
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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