Lab Assistant

University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143, Openings : 1,
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Job Description :

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare buffers for experiments.
  • Maintain tissue culture equipment and assist lab personnel with decontaminating tissue culture equipment.
  • Conduct testing of tissue cultures for mycoplasma.
  • Maintain and clean water/bead baths.
  • Interact with service engineers and company representatives.
  • Receive equipment and supplies for the Kampmann Lab.
  • Maintain inventory of supplies, reagents, and chemicals.
  • Autoclave glassware.
  • Collect and wash general labware.
  • Maintain -20ºC and -80ºC freezers.
  • Perform general housekeeping duties.
  • Check and refill liquid nitrogen dewars.
The hourly compensation range for this role is $19.43 – 22.49 . An offer will take into consideration the experience of the final candidate, position requirements, AND the current salary level of individuals working at UCSF in a similar role. For roles covered by a bargaining unit agreement, there will be specific rules about where a new hire would be placed on the range.
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Department Description

UCSFs Temporary Employment Program (TEP) recruits and hires temporary employees for immediate clerical and technical support services to UCSF Departments and various off-campus locations. UCSF departments deploy temporary employees to work on special projects, fill in for regular employees who are on vacation or leave, or to temporarily fill a vacant position during recruitment. Frequently temporary employees become successful candidates for career and limited appointment positions.

Required Qualifications

  • Basic computer knowledge.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Previous lab experience.
  • Requires sitting, standing, walking, squatting, bending, waist twisting, kneeling, climbing stairs/ladders, reaching up to shoulder height.
  • Lifting/carrying/pushing/pulling up to 50 lbs.
  • Fine finger manipulation, gross manipulation, simple grasp/power, repetitive hand/arm use.
  • Exposure to loud noise, fumes or gases, latex.
  • Ability to differentiate color.
  • Verbal communication.
  • Use of protective equipment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience using large autoclaves preferred.
  • Previous experience working in a BSL-2 environment preferred.

About UCSF

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. We bring together the world’s leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.

Pride Values

UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values. In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at
Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.



Job Code and Payroll Title

009605 LAB AST 1

Job Category

Professional (Non-Clinical), Research and Scientific, Support Services, Temporary Employment

Bargaining Unit

University Professional Technical Employees – Technical Unit (UPTE-TX)

Employee Class

Temporary Employment



Appointment End Date



Mission Bay (SF)



Shift Length

8 Hours
Last Date For Apply: 2024-06-12 00:00:00 Job Type : FULL_TIME, Employment Type : FULL_TIMEApply Here