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Research Assistant - Climate and Ecosystems Division

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Berkeley Lab’s Climate and Ecosystems Division has an opening for a Research Assistant

This position involves routine microbiological work supporting ongoing projects on phenotypic and genotypic characterization of microbes. In addition, the position involves some lab organizational duties.

What You Will Do:

  • Work on microbial assignments mainly focusing on microbial isolation, 16S based phylogenetic identification and phenotypic characterization of environmental microbes

  • Perform repetitive procedures such as media preparation, chemical stocks preparation, extracting DNA.

  • Maintain inventory of microbial cultures and freezer stocks.

  • Maintain an accurate and detailed laboratory notebook of all work performed.

  • Maintain standards of cleanliness of the work area and a safe and productive work area for research.

  • Maintain inventory, organize and order lab supplies.

What is Required:

  • B.S. in microbiology, or related fields, or equivalent experience

  • Knowledge and experience of using analytical instruments like IC, Spectrophotometer, Microscope, Microrespirometer, and Gas Chromatography, PCR machines.

  • Knowledge and skills related to standard chemistry and biology laboratory techniques.

  • Working experience in microbiology or molecular biology laboratories.

  • Ability to collect and reduce data and to maintain accurate and detail lab books.

  • Skill with computers including basic spreadsheet and sequence aligning software to enter data and record keeping.

  • Excellent communication skills.

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.

Notes:

  • Appointment Type:

    • Limited Appointment - This is a temporary 7 month limited appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. Cannot exceed 900 hours within a rolling 12-month period.

  • Work Schedule:

    • 7 Month appointment, M-F, 17 hours/wk. Non-exempt (hourly paid) from overtime pay.

  • Union:

    • This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.

    • Salary will be determined based on range by collective bargaining agreement.

  • Background Check:

    • This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.

  • Work will be primarily performed at:

    • Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.

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