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Lab Assistant (2 positions - 1 year limited term) 9/3/2016

University of California - Merced Merced, CA

Company
University of California - Merced
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
SNS6288A
AJE Ref #
576083544
Location
Merced, CA
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Doctoral Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Lab Assistant (2 positions - 1 year limited term)

Job Category:

Scientific/Laboratory Research

Unit:

School of Natural Sciences

Position Code:

SNS6288A

Status:

Open

Closing Date:

Review of applicants will begin 09/28/2015, however, the position will remain open until filled

Salary:

$14.57 per Hour

Location:

Merced



Background check:

Background check may be required



Description:


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.

The Lab Assistant will be responsible for developing SNP markers for Ponderosa pine alongside collaborators at Davis. The incumbent will locate and set up field sites in the Sierra Nevada. The Lab Assistant will also assist with equipment ordering and testing of protocols in the lab as well as cleaning and maintain the laboratory equipment. Complete literature searches to find data to parameterize forest models. Also responsible for assisting with data entry and analysis. The Lab Assistant will also be expected to participate in lab meetings and update his/her skills by reading and participating classes/workshops as necessary.



Qualifications:

Experience with plant genetics, particularly sequencing and/or SNP markers OR Forest ecology field experience, including measuring and identifying trees, collecting seed, etc. OR a mixture of both types of experience

Communication skills to convey information accurately, clearly and concisely

Ability to work independently with high degree of accuracy

Ability to maintain clear records

Ability to organize and maintain a clean shared laboratory area

Demonstrated skill in setting priorities under conflicting demands of time to reflect overall goals

Demonstrated ability to operate PC or Mac with basic programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.

Experience with plant propagation (preferred)

Experience with statistics and R (preferred)



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: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

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
http://smokefree.ucmerced.edu

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.
More Information

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University of California visit:
http://atyourservice.ucop.edu/forms_pubs/misc/benefits_of_belonging.pdf