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Lab Assistant (9603C)
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Oct. 4, 2019
Title Lab Assistant (9603C)
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Earth Sciences
    Natural Sciences

Lab Assistant (9603C)

About Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: October 16, 2019

Departmental Overview

The Silver Lab's research seeks to determine the biogeochemical effects of climate change and human impacts on the environment, and the potential for mitigating these effects. Our current research program has three primary foci: (1) the impacts of deforestation, reforestation, grazing, and other land-use practices on carbon losses, carbon sequestration, and biogeochemical cycling, (2) retention and loss of carbon and nitrogen under variable redox conditions and (3) the impacts of water and agricultural management on greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Assist in collecting soil and water samples; collect and label soil, plant material, and trace gases in the field.
  • Assist graduate students and postdocs with sample processing in the lab.
  • Collect and store data as directed.

Required Qualifications
  • Able to operate basic field equipment.
  • Able to perform routine, repetitive functions while maintaining attention to detail.
  • Able to follow direction and complete tasks with limited supervision.
  • Able to communicate information in writing and verbally and to keep accurate records of work.
  • Prior fieldwork experience with soil, plant and gas collection.
  • Experience collecting and processing samples.

  • Graduation from college including courses in the natural, physical or social sciences and one year of laboratory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and 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 is a part-time, 20-hours per week, career position.

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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