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POST DATE 9/3/2016
END DATE 1/2/2017

University of California - Merced Merced, CA

Merced, CA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
High School Diploma or GED


Lab Assistant I

Job Category:

UC Merced Continuous Recruitment


Temporary General

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Closing Date:

Review of applications will occur as openings are available. This is a temporary employment pool for Lab Assistants I.




Atwater, Merced and Fresno Centers

Background check:

Background check may be required


The University of California, Merced is the newest and tenth campus of the University of California system and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With approximately 7,300 students, UC Merced has planned for additional student growth until we reach an enrollment of approximately 25,000 students. With undergraduate, graduate, and PhD programs, plans for a future medical school program, partnerships and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving, requiring talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Under supervision incumbents perform operational level work in a teaching or research laboratory requiring delicate manual or manipulative skills in a limited variety of tasks but not necessarily a thorough understanding of the principles involved.

Incumbents prepare standardized media, reagents and solutions from formulas for clinical, research or teaching use; set up simple apparatus for classroom demonstration or laboratory experiments; prepare bacterial and viral filters; make routine sugar analysis and prepare solutions; wash glassware using a mechanical dishwasher with the responsibility for determining the number and sequence of steps in the cleaning process; clean and decontaminate radioactive glassware and equipment; and may in addition keep laboratory facilities clean and sanitary.

Review of applications will occur as openings are available. This is a temporary employment pool for Lab Assistant I. This position is reopened every six months so please re-apply if you remain interested in the position. This position will close on December 31, 2016.


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 knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.

Skill to organize and prioritize a diversified workload with attention to detail and multiple deadlines.

Responsible for maintaining clean and safe work environment and keeping laboratory stocked.

Demonstrated ability to function efficiently and well in a team environment.

Effective interpersonal skills to establish & maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty, staff and students.

Demonstrated organizational skills for field / lab usage assignments and coordination.

Demonstrated ability to maintain accurate database files.

Perform word processing using Microsoft Word and data entry on PC and/or Mac.

Responsible for maintaining clean and safe work environment and keeping laboratory stocked.

Knowledge of routine maintenance and proper use of laboratory equipment.

To Apply:

Click on the link below to use our new on-line application system.

If you do not have internet access you may mail your application, resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200 North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the subject line.

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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, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at

E-Verify: Effective September 8, 2009, all employers who receive Federal contracts and grants are required to comply with E-Verify, an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA). E-Verify electronically verifies employment eligibility by comparing information provided on the I-9 form to records in the DHS and SSA databases. Certain positions funded by federal contracts/subcontracts requires UC Merced to notify job applicants that an E-Verify check will be conducted and the successful candidate must pass the E-Verify check.
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