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Junior Specialist - UCI Environmental and Occupational Health - Dr. Masashi Kitazawa

Position overview

Salary range: The salary range for this position is $51,300-$54,600. The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See Table(s) hyperlink

Application Window

Open date: August 25, 2023

Most recent review date: Friday, Sep 15, 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: Tuesday, Oct 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

We are seeking to hire a highly motivated, dedicated individual who has excellent project management and molecular genetics skills. Under the general supervision of the Principal Investigator, or other senior lab personnel, the incumbent may perform tasks including but not limited to:
-Writing/updating/distributing lab protocols, SOPs, project plans/summaries/reports
-Lab maintenance including ordering, supply inventory, equipment maintenance, cleaning, organizing, and managing lab spaces and materials; and performing other duties as assigned
-Assisting with experiments, working as part of a team or performing independent task
-Assisting with mosquito vector and pathogen identifications
-Training students and researchers with lab techniques
-Manuscript and publication preparation
-Attending laboratory meetings


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicants should hold a Bachelor's degree emphasis in biological sciences, public health, or other related fields. Candidates should have previous experience in vector biology or molecular biology (1-year minimum) and prior laboratory management experience is highly desired (1-year minimum). Applicants should possess solid organizational and time management skills and have ability to work in a team environment with ever-changing priorities. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
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 University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Irvine, CA