Lab Assistant II

Job title: Lab Assistant II

Company: University of California

Job description: Job Opening ID: 65362

Reports To: Asst Project Scientist

Working Title: Lab Assistant II

Department: Memory Impair Neuro Disorders

Bargaining Unit: TX

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Payroll Job Code: 009603

Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine

Percent of Time: 100%

Work Schedule: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., M-F

Employee Class: Career

Position Summary:

UCI MIND is an Organized Research Unit focusing on basic and clinical research in the fields of brain aging and cognitive disorders. Our mission is to discover means to improve the lives of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. UCI MIND is committed to community education with the goals of keeping the community informed of our progress, sharing learnings that can help community members reduce their risk for dementia.

Under direct supervision of the Principal Investigator (PI), responsibilities are related to a project focused on characterizing novel mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease. Characterization will focus mainly on tissue processing for immunohistochemical and biochemical analyses. Responsibilities include the following: collection of mice tissue, processing and staining of tissues by immunohistochemistry; conducting routine molecular biology assays, such as Western blots, ELISAs and PCR; maintaining data records Must be proficient in handling supplies, equipment, and inventory, and have the ability to maintain and organize meticulous data records related to experiments. A strong aptitude for detailed solution preparation is essential, alongside exceptional verbal and written communication abilities. Basic to advanced computer literacy skills are desirable attributes that will support the lab’s operational needs. This role is ideal for a collaborative, detail-oriented individual who is comfortable working in a research environment. If you have a passion for scientific discovery and the skill set to contribute effectively to our team, we encourage you to apply.

Total Compensation:

In addition to the salary range listed below, we offer a wealth of benefits to make working at UCI even more rewarding. These benefits may include medical insurance, sick and vacation time, retirement savings plans, and access to a number of discounts and perks. Please utilize the links listed here to learn more about our and .

The expected pay range for this recruitment is $22.00 – $22.00 (Hourly Rate). The Full Salary Range for the salary grade this position is assigned to is $22.00 – $25.88 (Hourly Rate).

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  • Effective verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in scientific field.
  • Ability to prepare brain and other organ tissues for immunohistochemistry.
  • Ability to prepare staining of tissue slices with antibodies and stains for various markers.
  • Ability and willingness to work with animals (mice). Handling lab supplies, equipment, and inventory.
  • Ability to maintain and organize data records for experiments.
  • Ability to prepare solutions.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.


  • Ability to process whole slide scanning microscopy of the stained sections.
  • Ability to process confocal imaging.
  • Ability to process cell quantifications and counts using Bitplane Imaris software.
  • Skills in basic or high level computer literacy.

Special Conditions Required:

  • Willingness to work with animals (mice).

Conditions of Employment:

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:

  • Background Check and Live Scan
  • Legal Right to work in the United States
  • Vaccination Policies
  • Smoking and Tobacco Policy
  • Drug Free Environment

The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.

  • California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
  • E-Verify
  • Pre-Placement Health Evaluation

Details of each policy may be reviewed by visiting the following page –

Closing Statement:

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 .
We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.
UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500 or

Expected salary:

Location: Irvine, CA

Job date: Sun, 25 Feb 2024 02:20:38 GMT

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