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.
The Department of Integrative Biology (IB) is part of the College of Letters and Science. Its focus on biological integration and diversity encompasses the full spectrum of biological organization (e.g., from molecular to biosphere) for organisms ranging from viruses to plants and animals. The faculty represent a wide range of expertise, including paleontology, population genetics, physiology, anatomy, human biology and health sciences, and organismal, ecological, and evolutionary botany and zoology. The Instructional Support unit provides extensive services to approximately 23 lab courses and assistance to several of the ~110 courses taught each year, reaching over 8000 students.
Maintain cultures of two species of choanoflagellates.
General Laboratory Administrative Support (provide administrative support, including library searches, ordering supplies, filling out standard UC forms: reimbursement forms, chemical inventory, safety checklists, lab roster).
Computer Support (set up and perform all basic maintenance on lab computers; perform basic software/hardware upgrades, disk space management, and backups on a regular basis; resolve simple software/hardware problems, update and maintain web pages using basic HTML).
Familiarity with a broad range of Mac and Windows software (e.g. Word, Excel, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Acrobat, Quicklime) and lab website updating (using HTML).
Experience with library search tools.
Strong organization skills.
Coursework in biology or experience in a biology laboratory setting and/or equivalent experience or training.
Experience with sterile technique and culturing microorganisms.
Experience with light microscopy.
Ability to work with lab personnel, including undergrads and postdocs.
Familiarity with R, Python, Image J.
Salary & Benefits
This is a 1-year non-exempt temporary position at 25% (10 hrs a week). This position is paid hourly and not eligible for UC Benefits. Hourly pay is commensurate with experience.
Submit your resume and cover letter when applying.
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:
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:
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.