Temporary/Extra Help Laboratory Assistant for COVID Testing – Illinois Human R

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University Of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

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Champaign, Illinois

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Sun, 08 Nov 2020 23:59:59 GMT

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Temporary/Extra Help – Laboratory Assistant for COVID Testing
Illinois Human Resources – Extra Help Services
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit

Under the direct supervision from a designated supervisor, assist with duties in the COVID-19 molecular testing section at the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory as part of the University of Illinois COVID-19 initiative called SHIELD, which intends to Target, Test and Tell COVID-19 status for faculty/staff/students on the UIUC campus. These include preparing master mixes, cleaning and disinfecting laboratory spaces and equipment, unpacking supplies, and removing packaging and waste from the laboratory.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

– Processing and proper handling of infectious substances, including checking in samples and proper identification of samples
– Assist maintaining stock of laboratory supplies
– Removal of laboratory waste and packaging for safe disposal
– Cleaning and disinfecting of laboratory spaces and equipment
– Unpacking laboratory supplies and removing supply boxes from laboratory

Rate of Pay:

Pay Rate will be $14-$15 per hour depending on knowledge and experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must be a minimum of 18 years old to apply.
One year of laboratory experience.

Knowledge Requirements:

Ability and willingness to follow simple instructions. Ability to lift containers of 50 pounds or less.

Extra Help Positions:

Extra Help employees are appointed to fulfill casual or emergent needs within units. The amount of time for which services are needed is not usually predictable and payment for work performed is on an hourly basis and based on actual hours worked. Extra Help employees do not receive holiday pay or paid sick or vacation leave.

Extra Help employees are required by State Universities Civil Service System rules to take a 30-calendar-day break after working 900 hours. At the end of the 30-day period, you may begin another 900-hour employment cycle in a new position if available.

Application Procedures:

Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume and 3 professional references to Catherine Best at .


If you have additional questions, please contact Extra Help Services at .

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Other pre-employment assessments may be required, depending on the classification of Civil Service employment.

As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

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