University of Utah Lab Aide in Salt Lake City, Utah
Open Date 07/07/2017
Requisition Number PRN06991N
Job Title Lab Aide
Working Title Lab Aide-WorkStudy-Sieburth Lab
Job Grade A
FLSA Code Nonexempt
Patient Care Job Code?
Type Non Benefited Staff / Student
Standard Hours per Week 10-15
Full Time or Part Time? Part Time
Work Schedule Summary
Is this a work study job? Yes
VP Area Academic Affairs
Department 00116 - Biology
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range 8.00 to 12.00
NOTE: May close at anytime.
Performs non-technical procedures in a research laboratory and maintains laboratory facilities, equipment and records.
Join a research team using genetics to answer questions about Arabidopsis thaliana, a model organism for plant genetics. This support position will help streamline lab productivity and provide experience in general lab maintenance, biotechnology, and molecular biology.
Help maintain and organize the lab.
Prepare media plates.
Careful seed collection.
Transplanting plants into soil.
Other duties as needed.
1. Maintains the physical environment of the lab.
2. Prepares facility for daily use.
3. May file and maintain research records and logs of research data.
The incumbent follows well-established laboratory procedures to complete work. Sensitive or unusual situations are referred to the supervisor. Work is performed under the close supervision of senior laboratory personnel. Work is frequently reviewed for accuracy and to ensure adherence to research protocols.
This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
This is an entry level position and on the job training is provided. The ability to understand and carry out verbal and written instructions; the ability to keep accurate records; and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required.
A general knowledge of laboratory procedures, equipment and terminology; the ability to operate and care for laboratory equipment; and a knowledge of appropriate specimen handling techniques preferred.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
Biology or Life Sciences undergraduate major preferred, but not necessary. Enthusiasm and attention to detail are more important than experience.
Special Instructions Summary
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to applicants, consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: email@example.com .
The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801) 581-7447.
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.