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University of California Riverside, Bourns College Lab Assistant 1 in Riverside, California

Lab Assistant 1

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary

30875929 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $40,570 - $46,959

Position Information

The Lab Assistant 1 will work in the California Citrus Nursery Board funded project to Dr. Paulina Quijia-Lamina on In vitro propagation of citrus rootstocks and bio-indexing indicators. The overall goal of the project is to establish a micropropagation protocol that will upgrade CCPP’s therapy procedures and support bioindicators production for variety index and will provide the foundational knowledge for in vitro culture production of citrus rootstocks for future use by California citrus nurseries through three objectives: 1) Upgrade and optimize the shoot-tip grafting (STG) protocol used in the CCPP for therapy and pathogen elimination from citrus propagative materials. 2) Standardize an optimal in vitro propagation protocol to produce citrus plant indicators and rootstocks species that are required for therapy and bioindexing procedures in the CCPP. 3) Standardize optimal in vitro propagation protocols to produce different rootstocks genotypes, that can be potentially implemented by the citrus nursery industry in commercial scale. The Lab Assistant 1 will work assisting to Dr. Quijia-Lamina primarily on Objective 2 and 3.

The full salary range for the Lab Assistant 1 is $19.43 - $22.49 per hour. However, the expected pay scale for this position is $19.43 - $19.78 per hour. We base salary offers on a variety of considerations, such as education, licensure and certifications, experience, and other business and organizational needs.

Applicants must have current work authorization when accepting a UCR staff position. Currently, we are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa for staff.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is ten weeks after their first date of employment.


Education Requirements

Degree Requirement

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. Required

Bachelor's degree in relevant field such as biology, plant science, horticulture, or botany. Preferred


License Requirement

California Driver License Preferred


Experience Requirement

Previous lab experience. Preferred

Minimum Requirements

Ability to follow instructions and strictly follow procedures.

Attention to detail and good organizational skills.

Good communication and teamwork skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of plant anatomy, plant growth, and development.

Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • UC Riverside is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings.

  • UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020

  • UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.

  • Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019

  • Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings

  • UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview (https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits)