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#90454 Laboratory Assistant – Mass Spectrometry

Filing Deadline: Thu 10/26/2017

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 10/16/17 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Eligible Disability Counseling and Consulting services (DCC) or Special Selection clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for assistance.


Under supervision the Lab Assistant will carry out various experimental and data analysis tasks pertaining to mass spectrometry analysis. This position will follow safety protocols for a chemistry laboratory. In addition, incumbent will perform laboratory maintenance duties, including aqueous solutions, solvent and reagent preparation/purification, sample preparation, disposal of hazardous waste and instrument maintenance. Will be expected to interact easily with faculty, postdoctoral scholars, students and technicians in a laboratory.


  • College-level course work in chemistry.

  • Demonstrated ability to perform technical laboratory research in chemistry (e.g., carry out multistep synthetic experiments). Proficiency in NMR structural elucidation. Proficiency in purification and isolation of compounds.

  • Demonstrated computer literacy, including experience in using ChemDraw, Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

  • Demonstrated ability to follow basic research protocols and follow instructions. Attention to protocol and details.

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain careful, legible and well-organized laboratory notes.

  • Experience in practical application of syntheic techniques, such as Schlenk technique and handling of reactive chemicals.

  • Ability to work somewhat independently and cooperatively with supervision.

  • Knowledge and understanding of laboratory safety and ability to work carefully with potentially harmful agents.

  • Excellent interpersonal, as well as written and verbal communication skills to interact with a variety of personalities and a diverse group of people. Ability to work well with others; take orders and explain protocols to others.


  • Understanding of UC ordering procedures.

  • College degree in chemistry and industrial experience.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

  • Must be willing to work evenings and/or weekends, if necessary.


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Commensurate with Experience
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Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri