Laboratory Assistant 3 Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary
25125152 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $48,504 - $57,754Position Information
Research projects in the Wilson Lab focus on the development and evaluation of integrated pest management strategies for deciduous tree and vine crops in California. Studies span multiple crops (e.g. pistachios, almonds, walnuts, figs, grapes etc.) and pests (e.g. leaffooted bug, navel orangeworm, walnut husk fly etc.) and experiments take place in a laboratory and/or field setting. Dr. Wilson works closely with a Staff Research Associate and Postdoctoral Scholars, who help coordinate all experimental activities, maintain communication with academic/industry collaborators, as well as facilitate the acquisition, organization and preparation of all lab and field supplies. Laboratory Assistants work directly with the Staff Research Associate and/or Postdoctoral Scholars, who provides guidance on what work activities need to take place within a daily and weekly schedule. This position is located at the UC Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center (KARE) in Parlier, CA. The budgeted hiring range for this position is $48,504.24 - $52,742.88
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Education Education Requirements Degree Requirement
Graduation from high school or a General Education Diploma and three years of laboratory experience or two years of college including courses in the natural, physical or social sciences and two years of laboratory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position. Required Experience Experience Requirement
Minimum of 2 years of experience Required Special Conditions Special Condition Requirement
Valid Drivers License Required Minimum Requirements
Knowledge to prepare and organize entomology lab and field supplies and sampling material Preferred Qualifications Additional Information
Skills with insect colony maintenance, sanitation and diet preparation
Skills in field collection, preservation, identification and dissection of insect and plant material
Ability to safely operate large SUVs, all-terrain vehicles, attach/detach/pull trailers
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