University of Utah Lab Assistant in Salt Lake City, Utah

Details

Open Date 12/12/2016

Requisition Number PRN13079B

Job Title Lab Assistant

Working Title Lab Assistant - Rog Lab

Job Grade B

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Care Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time?

Shift

Work Schedule Summary

TBD

VP Area

Department 00116 - Biology

Location

City

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $12 to $14/hour

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. No

Job Summary

The Rog lab is focused on understanding how the genetic material – the chromosomes – are transferred from parents onto their offsprings. We are using the tiny nematode C. elegans and the budding yeast S. cerevisiae, and apply cutting edge fluorescent microscopy, genetic screening and gene editing, and cytological techniques to directly follow chromosomes in living animals and to understand how they work. We are looking for talented, driven individuals who are eager to communicate and work together. Knowledge and/or experience in C. elegans or yeast genetics, molecular biology and cytology are preferred. Applications for part-time positions will be considered as well. For details, visit our website: www.theroglab.org

Responsibilities

1. Performs physical, chemical, and/or biological tests according to established procedures.

2. Prepares specimens according to established laboratory practices.

3. Follows prescribed procedures for maintaining laboratory equipment and facilities.

4. Prepares reagents, compounds, solutions and other media for research experimentation.

5. Assists with inventory, ordering and stocking laboratory supplies and equipment.

6. Maintains records of research data and may prepare charts or illustrations for the Principal Investigator.

• 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.

Minimum Qualifications

One year full-time laboratory experience or equivalency required; knowledge of laboratory techniques, equipment and terminology as well as knowledge of chemical and physical properties of materials or substances and appropriate specimen handling techniques required. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills are also required.OSHAtraining and certification in animal care and use or the willingness to complete the certification may be required by some departments.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Preferences

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

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 qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: employment@utah.edu 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: oeo@umail.utah.edu .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, 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 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.