Laboratory Assistant

Western University of Health Sciences
June 12, 2023
Offerd Salary:$6,500
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Negotigation
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Posting Details

Pay Transparency Act- Western University of Health Sciences is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range for this position is defined as the Full Pay Range. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position defined as the Expected Pay Scale. Placement within the Expected Pay Scale is determined by internal equity, and relevant qualifications.

Classification Details

Function College of Veterinary Medicine

Family Laboratory Classification Series Title Lab Assistant

Full Salary Range

Preferred Qualifications

Minimum $6,500.00 Maximum $6,500.00

Expected Pay Scale

Minimum $6,500.00

Maximum $6,500.00

Posting Details

Posting Number TC00400

Position Title Laboratory Assistant Campus Western University Campus-Pomona, CA Department 1701-College of Veterinary Medicine Type of Position Temporary / Contract Job Summary

Primary Purpose: Summer Research Assistant for CVM SARE project

Lab Assistant will report to Dr. Jose Peralta, College of Veterinary Medicine. Work will involve travel to dairies, collection of samples including colostrum, transport of samples to lab, microbiological analysis of samples, project coordination, data entry and management.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Individuals must possess knowledge, as well as the following skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

  • Basic and advanced laboratory knowledge & skills, including PCR. Western blotting, SDS-PAGE gels, expression and purification of His-tagged proteins, Gene cloning, Mammalian cell culture.
  • Basic skills in the use of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint..
  • Ability for logical, independent problem solving, and attention to detail and process
  • Knowledge of medical and microbiological terminology.
  • Required Qualifications

  • Education: High School Diploma or equivalent and concurrently enrolled in an undergraduate program at a four-year institution.
  • Experience: Research lab experience and knowledge of fundamental laboratory techniques is required.
  • List comments regarding work hours

    Monday – Friday, hours will vary

    Posting Date 04/25/2023 Closing Date Special Instructions to Applicants

    Essential Job Duties

    Job Duty

    Travel and field collection of samples

    Percentage Of Time 30 Job Duty

    Sample handling, purification of DNA.

    Percentage Of Time 20 Job Duty

    PCR, gel electrophoresis

    Percentage Of Time 20 Job Duty

    Project management and scheduling, ordering of supplies within the budget promptly at the request of the investigator. Keep supervisor and investigator appraised of items which need to be stocked for laboratory inventory.

    Percentage Of Time 30

    Physical Demands

    Physical Demands

    Do the essential functions of this job require lifting? Yes

    If yes, list maximum weight and duration

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by any employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and use hands to use various clinic tools and equipment, talk and hear. The employee is regularly required to take stairs, sit and is occasionally required to handle animals. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Color, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus are all vision requirements of this job.

    Describe Work Environment

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Duties of the Research Associates are normally performed in a typical life science laboratory and office setting. The employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and must work with toxic or caustic chemicals according to institutional safety standards. The employee will also be required to handle and collect samples from domestic animals. The employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions, and cold. The noise level in this setting is usually moderate due to the proximity of various office machines and light office traffic.

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

    Optional Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Letter of Recommendation #1
  • Letter of Recommendation #2
  • Letter of Recommendation #3
  • Supplemental Questionnaire for Applicant
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