Laboratory Assistant (9603C) - #7099
Company: University of California-Berkeley
Posted on: March 27, 2020
Laboratory Assistant (9603C) - #7099
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
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students, faculty and staff.
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world s
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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
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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
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whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: April 2, 2020
Physics at Berkeley is home to faculty who are devoted to
scientific discovery and the teaching of future physicists and
students, both undergrad and grad, who come to learn and
participate in cutting-edge research. The department has the full
spectrum of scientists and has growing programs in: biophysics,
quantum physics, atomic physics and quantum technologies.
Research with the Neaton Group centers on theoretical condensed
matter, nanoscience, and renewable energy materials, with
particular emphasis on discovery and understanding of complex and
correlated organic and inorganic phases and their interfaces;
electronic excited states, including quasiparticle and optical
excitations; weak (non-covalent) interactions; and low-dimensional
* Assist research projects in providing support in the calculation
of ground--state properties of metal organic frameworks using state
of the art codes and techniques.
* Under direct supervisor s oversight and guidance, use and assist
in developing computational workflows and methodologies.
* Use mid-range computer clusters and supercomputers to complete
the research support tasks.
* Review and analyze data with supervisor and work together to
provide resolution for a diverse range of technical problems.
* Communicate results orally and in writing on a regular basis.
* A basic understanding of quantum chemistry, materials and
* Graduation from high school or General Education Diploma and two
years of laboratory experience or two years of college including
courses in the natural, physical or social sciences and one year of
laboratory experience, and/or an equivalent combination of
education and experience/training.
* Knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance
of the duties assigned to the position.
* Prior experience with the use of codes implementing density
functional theory and wave function-based quantum chemistry; prior
experience with metal organic frameworks; and prior collaboration
experience in interdisciplinary projects.
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:
Continued employment is contingent on the availability of funding
for the 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
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:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and
affirmative action policy see:
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