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Lab Assistant 2 (9603C) - 6353
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Mar. 3, 2020
Title Lab Assistant 2 (9603C) - 6353
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Entomology

Lab Assistant 2 (9603C) - 6353

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: March 14, 2020

Departmental Overview

The mission of the Division of Organisms & Environment is to advance and disseminate knowledge of organisms and their relationships to the environment through excellence in basic and applied research, undergraduate and graduate education, scholarly activities, and outreach. The division includes 25 faculty and 3 extension specialists who share the challenge and excitement of studying the ecology and evolutionary biology of organisms in terrestrial and aquatic environments.

Research in this area includes integrated insect pest management of deciduous fruit, nut and vine crops. I also have an interest in various insect-marking techniques as a means to measure insect dispersal and other biological parameters.

  • Conduct entomological field and laboratory trials of pests and beneficial arthropods on deciduous fruit, nut and vine crop.
  • Organize maintain, and statistically analyze data from the above studies.
  • Prepare reports and presentations of the above studies.
  • Maintain laboratory in a clean and organized manner.

Required Qualifications
  • Ability to work in hot, dry, outdoor conditions
  • Attention to detail
  • Demonstrated experience in experimental biology
  • Knowledge of Microsoft word and excel
  • Experience with field data collection
  • Ability to work as a team.
  • BA or BS with preference given to candidates with entomological course work and/or equivalent trianing/experience.

Salary & Benefits

This position is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Other Information

This position is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Technical Unit (TX) between the University of California and the University Professional and Technical Employees (UPTE). The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at:

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California 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, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
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