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Jr. Specialist Microbiology & Molecular Genetics - Barbour Lab

Position overview

Salary range: A reasonable estimate for this position is $49,000-$54,600. See Specialist Series – Represented Fiscal Year - []

Application Window

Open date: April 17, 2023

Most recent review date: Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Monday, Jul 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Barbour laboratory at the University of California, Irvine is seeking a highly-motivated Jr. Specialist to be part of an exciting multidisciplinary project on host-pathogen interactions and involving microbiology, genetics, systems biology, and bioinformatics. The successful applicant will interface with team members to provide general research support and to carry out various laboratory procedures of a state-of-art microbiology and genetics lab, managing a rodent colony, and general lab management.

We are looking for individuals that are highly organized, possess excellent communication skills, enjoy working in a team environments, and be comfortable handling and caring for rodents. Preference will be given to applicants with previous research experience with laboratory mice. The successful applicant will start in summer 2023 and will continue in the position for at least one year. The position is full-time (100%), though depending on the experience of the successful candidate, a part-time (60% or 80%) maybe considered.

The Barbour laboratory is a part of the Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics in the UC Irvine School of Medicine. This position will be part of a highly supportive and diverse research environment with excellent career development opportunities.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicants must have a BA/BS in Biology or Chemistry or in related field the area of biological sciences.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Research Statement - Describe prior experience, future goals, and address how you think you can contribute to the overall research direction of the Barbour laboratory.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
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Campus Information

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.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being up-to-date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Irvine, CA