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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: April 1, 2021
The California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) is a cooperative effort between the state of California, private industry, venture capital, and the University of California campuses at Berkeley, San Francisco, and Santa Cruz. In order to stimulate discovery at the intersection of the physical and biological sciences, QB3 promotes multidisciplinary research at world-class facilities, creates innovative educational programs, and fosters industry partnerships. The Institute's more than 200 researchers decipher the complex systems involved in living systems and discover ground-breaking applications for that basic knowledge in the areas of health, energy, and the environment.
- Prepare media, reagents and solutions from protocols, accurately weighing and measuring solids/liquids to determine correct concentrations. Autoclave if needed.
- Prepare agar plates from protocols, requiring careful/accurate manipulation of hot agar solution and antibiotics. Autoclave if needed.
- Wash glassware, plasticware, pipets by machine or hand.
- Autoclave glassware and plasticware as needed.
- Restore/restock glassware to laboratory shelves and drawers.
- Maintain laboratory, washroom and workroom stocks of paper towels, cleaning solution, bleach, soap, etc.
- Wipe down laboratory benches.
- Maintain general laboratory cleanliness and order of sinks and glassware washing areas.
- Strong organizational, time management and problem solving skills.
- Familiarity with standard office computer software: email, timekeeping, google docs.
- Able to work well as part of a research team and interact effectively with others.
- Able to follow oral and written instructions.
- Able to lift and move 30-lb. containers.
- Experience using laboratory chemicals.
- Ability to adhere to Environment, Health & Safety procedures.
- Demonstrated customer service orientation.
- Ability to work well without direct supervision after training period.
Salary & Benefits
This position is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience $17.35/hr - $19.38/hr, Steps 1.0 - 4.0.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
This is a part-time, 30-hours per week, Career postition.
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:
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 see:
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