School of Medicine

Talent Acquisition

Since UC Irvine opened its doors in 1965, a spirit of innovation has distinguished the research-driven campus and its School of Medicine, whose mission is Discover. Teach. Heal.

The UC Irvine School of Medicine is an inspiring place to work, a place where the achievements of our employees have made us an institution with international standing. The School of Medicine has been ranked among the 50 best U.S. medical schools for research.

The university ranks first among U.S. universities under 50 years of age, and it is widely is regarded as one of California's leading research institutions.

Whether you are a current member of the UC Irvine family seeking a new opportunity or you aspire to be a medical student, staff or faculty member, the School of Medicine has a variety of employment opportunities to choose from. We are continually seeking qualified individuals who share our vision and values to join our diverse and dynamic community.

Join us and become part of something great.

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Health Sciences Temporary Employee Request

Departments must fill out a Temporary Employee Request Form and send it to for approval.


If you are interested in becoming a member of the CTES employment pool, apply to the CTES recruitment listing. Visit the jobs Web site, click on "Find Jobs" and then on "Temporary" positions.

Assignment locations are:

  • UC Irvine campus
  • UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange

Temporary employment offers:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Accrual of sick and vacation time
  • Variety of assignments and locations
  • Opportunity for skill enhancement
  • You may also be eligible for holiday pay and university benefits including:
    • Medical insurance
    • Life insurance
    • Legal and tax-savings programs

Exposure to career opportunities has led to 80 percent of our temporary employees finding permanent employment at UC Irvine.

We encourage you to apply for career positions if you are seeking long-term employment.

The hiring process consists of:

  • Ongoing screening of applications by CTES Staffing Specialists
  • References and background checks
  • Skills assessment
  • Formal interview

Length of assignment

  • Most assignments are full time, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
  • Assignments may vary according to the needs of the hiring department.

End of assignment

  • When you know your assignment will be ending, please call your staffing specialist and let him/her know the date you would be available for a new assignment. Your staffing specialist would begin looking for a new assignment for you.

Pay Frequency

  • Checks are issued bi-weekly on Wednesdays by CTES.
  • You may choose to have your paycheck mailed to your home address or deposited directly into your personal bank account.

Parking Fee

You will need to buy a parking pass if your assignment is on the Irvine campus or at the medical center in Orange. Visit the UC Irvine Parking office website for more information or call 949-824-5060.

Change in Employment Status »

When you are leaving UC Irvine:

  • Inform your supervisor that you are leaving UC Irvine.
    • Provide your supervisor with a written letter of resignation, including the effective date of your resignation.
    • Discuss with your supervisor:
      • Tasks that need to be reassigned
      • Recommendations you may have for a replacement
      • Your willingness to train a replacement
      • Disposition of email and network files
  • Learn about any benefits you may be entitled to.

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Before you decide to retire from UC Irvine:

  • Learn about the University of California retirement process:
  • Begin the retirement process (about three months before you plan to retire)
    • Contact your benefits representative to request a Personal Retirement Profile.
      Note: Your profile will provide information to help you make decisions about whether to receive a monthly retirement income or a lump sum cashout (if eligible). It does not commit you to retirement.
    • Go to UCnet for answers to commonly asked questions.
    • When you are ready to begin the retirement paperwork, contact your benefits representative, who will help you complete all necessary documentation.
  • Inform your supervisor that you are initiating retirement from UC Irvine and discuss:
    • Tasks that need to be reassigned
    • Recommendations you may have for a replacement
    • Your willingness to train a replacement
    • Disposition of email and network files
  • Return any university property to your department business office.
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