Updated: Mar 25, 2021 Location: UC Irvine Campus Job Type: Department: Emergency Medicine
Job Opening ID: 16786
Reports To: Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Working Title: Laboratory Assistant I
Department: Emergency Medicine
Bargaining Unit: TX
Payroll Job Code: 009605
Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F
Employee Class: Limited
Our group is looking for a highly motivated laboratory assistant who is interested in studying the effects of drugs of abuse on brain and behavior of rodent animal models. Our primary interests focus on the effects of developmental nicotine exposure, but we also assess how this exposure can influence other drug use.
The assistant will help in developing/performing pharmacological, behavioral, molecular genetic, neurochemistry, biochemistry and/or brain imaging techniques in order to discover underlying mechanisms influencing adolescent and adult addiction. The assistant will also help in laboratory procedures, including but not limited to making standard solutions, collecting data, maintaining laboratory notebooks, running animal behavior, or imaging tasks, analyzing data, ordering supplies/equipment, maintaining/running laboratory equipment/tasks, organizing tissue samples, keeping laboratory facilities clean and sanitary, and preparation of grants/manuscripts for submission. The assistant may have the opportunity to develop innovative brain imaging tools to study the effects of drugs of abuse on brain development, including radioligand binding, in situ hybridization and/or immunohistochemistry.
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.
Knowledge and experience with SQL database, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator.
Ability to work in a dynamic environment of rapidly changing priorities and frequent interruptions Ability to appropriately set priorities and work independently.
Knowledge and skills to efficiently operate in a PC and MAC environment.
Ability to analyze and take action on complex matters, documents, and tasks.
Ability to take the initiative and independently respond to requests in writing, in person, or over telephone.
Accurate typing skills, data entry skills, file organizational skills, filing skills, appropriate telephone skills and pleasant telephone etiquette, ability to carefully and accurately proofread own and other's materials Skill to communicate and interact effectively and pleasantly with colleagues, faculty, students, and community leaders, from multiple cultures
Ability to creatively solve technology problems Experience with XML formatting Experience with Adobe Flash 8 and Actionscript 2.0 Experience with Adobe Director MX and its language, Lingo Experience in the IT/IS domain of knowledge Skill to determine priorities based on general instructions and accumulated knowledge Understanding of medical terminology Experience in understanding and writing visual basic scripts
Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.
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