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Lab Research Technician/BIOCHEM (UEC)

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Work type: Auxiliary
Location: San Bernardino - San Bernardino Campus
Categories: Excluded, At-Will, Temporary, Full Time, Research


About University Enterprises Corporation at CSUSB

(This is not a state position)

University Enterprises Corporation at CSUSB ("UEC") supports the university's educational mission by providing quality services that complement the instructional program. The University depends upon UEC to provide services that cannot be supported with state funds. We’re responsible for business enterprises on campus including, but not limited to, dining, bookstore, convenience store, and vending services. We also serve as the grantee for federal, state, and local funding for research and sponsored projects.

Position Summary

Temporary, “non-exempt”, part time, non-benefitted position through 8/31/2022 (Appointment may be renewed annually based upon availability of funds, availability of work and satisfactory job performance). 

Salary: $18.00-$25.00 per hour

Location: San Bernardino, CA

Department Summary:

The position is within the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. The project is to conduct scientific experiments related to ongoing projects in the fields of protein biochemistry and enzymology according to the direction of the PI.  

Work Schedule

Up to 19 hours per week. Schedule to be arranged, but typically, Monday-Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm though some nights, weekend work may be required.

First Review Deadline

This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning 10/20/2021.


Typical Activities

Under minimal supervision of the Principal Investigator, the Lab Research Technician will work independently to:

  • Design and perform biochemistry and molecular biology experiments including PCR, protein expression and purification, transformations, plasmid preparations, gel electrophoresis, and protein-protein binding assays.
  • Write and modify laboratory Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as needed.
  • Understand and adhere to laboratory safety guidelines.
  • Keep organized records of experiments and results through the use of a lab notebook and standard word processing programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education:  Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology or biochemistry.
  • Experience:  At least 6 months of experience conducting research in a research lab.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a research lab performing PCR, protein expression and purification, transformations, plasmid preparations and gel electrophoresis.
  • Experience designing and conducting protein-protein binding assays.
  • Familiarity with using the following laboratory equipment: AKTA FPLC systems, centrifuges, programmable orbital shakers, multimode plate readers, thermocyclers.
  • Experience with MS Office


University Enterprises Corporation at CSUSB is committed to a diverse workforce and affirmative action, and is an equal opportunity employer. UEC maintains and promotes a policy of non-discrimination and non-harassment on the basis of race, sex, gender, color, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, medical condition, genetic characteristics, status as a disabled veteran, or disabled veteran of the Vietnam era.

To view the UEC Affirmative Action Program, please contact UEC Human Resources at (909) 537-7589 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm.

As an equal opportunity employer, University Enterprises Corporation at CSUSB (UEC) is committed to a diverse workforce.  If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access UEC's career website as a result of your disability.  You may request reasonable accommodations by calling UEC's Human Resources Manager at 909-537-7589.

EEO AA Policy Statement 

Employment of Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans

Supplemental Information

UEC is an EOE - Minority/Female/Disability/Veterans. This position will remain open until filled. This has been designated as a sensitive position. The selected candidate must successfully pass a thorough background investigation to include a criminal history check prior to appointment.



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