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Lab Assistant 2 (9603C), Innovative Genomics Institute - 68955
University of California, Berkeley


Date Posted May 15, 2024
Title Lab Assistant 2 (9603C), Innovative Genomics Institute - 68955
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Professional Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory
 
 


Lab Assistant 2 (9603C), Innovative Genomics Institute - 68955

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

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Departmental Overview

The Innovative Genomics Institute is a joint effort between the Bay Area's leading scientific research institutions, UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco, with affiliates at UC Davis, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Gladstone Institutes, and other institutions. They conduct world-class research, driven by the real possibility of using genome engineering to treat human diseases, end hunger, and respond to climate change.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Responsibilities

DNA/RNA Extraction:

  • Utilizes commercial DNA and RNA extraction kits on samples where reagents are pipetted into samples in a specific order, centrifugation of samples, and ultimate resuspension of DNA/RNA in purified water.


Media Preparation:

  • Understands the bacterial growth medium recipes that we currently use in our lab, the measurement and dilution of solid and liquid medium reagents into water, the autoclaving of these mixtures, and the proper storage of the completed and sterilized media.


Sample Organization, Indexing, and Storage:

  • Understands different sample types entering the lab (e.g. microbial mixtures, purified DNA, and purified RNA).
  • Applies unique labels based on a currently established lab sample labeling system.
  • Stores/retrieves samples using an established laboratory sample index.


DNA/RNA Quantification:

  • Understands liquid dilutions to dilute DNA or RNA into water and the use of a nanodrop spectrophotometer to quantify the concentration of DNA and/or RNA in these dilutions.


Required Qualifications

  • Basic Biology (introductory college level).
  • Basic Chemistry (introductory college level).




Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree and/or equivalent experience/training.




Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.

Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.

The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $21.38 - $23.06.

  • This is a 100%, full-time (40 hours per week), career position that is eligible for full UC benefits.
  • This position is non-exempt and paid bi-weekly.
  • This is a hybrid position, eligible for up to 25% remote capability.


How to Apply

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.

Other Information

This position is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Technical Unit (TX) between the University of California and the University Professional and Technical Employees (UPTE). The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/tx/index.html.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.

The University of California's Affirmative action policy.

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