Lab Assistant 2

16 May 2024

Lab Assistant 2

Earth Research Institute

Summary of Job Details

Serves as a general lab assistant. Performs tasks that support the operations of an ecology and evolution research lab. As part of a research team comprised of the principal investigator, postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, and undergraduate research assistants, maintains microbial cultures using sterile technique, conducts routine analyses, and prepares chemical reagents and media. Occasionally sets up complex laboratory equipment for measurements of photosynthesis and respiration by marine microbes, and performs protein and DNA extractions. Some maintenance of laboratory equipment and supplies, such as keeping records, maintaining stocks of routine supplies, and checking and logging the performance of laboratory equipment such as growth chambers. Computer work involves entering and maintaining collected data, some graphing and supervised data analysis.

Required Qualifications

Related course of study, and/or relevant work experience

Special Conditions of Employment

Satisfactory conviction history background check

This is a one-year appointment and may be extended depending on funding.

UCSB is a Tobacco-Free environment.

Days/Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 - 5, days and hours may vary

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Application review begins 5/30/24

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