University of Utah Research Associate in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 01/17/2017

Requisition Number PRN13297B

Job Title Research Associate

Working Title Research Associate

Job Grade A00

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Care Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Variable

Work Schedule Summary

Monday – Friday with some weekend shifts.

VP Area Health Sciences

Department 00904 - Andrology Development

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 70,000 - 90,000

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. Yes

Job Summary

The University of Utah Andrology &IVFlabs is looking for a full-time embryologist to join a team-oriented, full serviceARTprogram located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Weekend and holiday hours are shared.


•the collection of eggs and sperm (gametes) from patients for processing;

•maintaining viability of gametes, tissues and embryos during processing;

•micromanipulation and testing of suitability of each gamete;

•preparation of gametes forIVF;

•using assisted reproductive technologies (ART) to help with infertility;

•preservation of gametes and embryos for future use;

•embryo culture and cryopreservation;

•monitoring embryo development;

•embryo selection for transfer to recipient women, research or other intended use and the implantation of embryos into reproductive organs;

•monitoring and maintaining cryobanks;

•maintaining an understanding of human reproductive biology, embryology, infertility andART;

•having knowledge of and complying with quality control, ethical issues, and regulations surrounding gamete and embryo handling;

•care and maintenance of equipment;

•record keeping.

Minimum Qualifications

The applicant must be proficient in all of the techniques employed both in an andrology lab, including sperm processing and diagnostics, and in an embryology lab, including vitrification,ICSIand trophectoderm biopsy. Commitment to following exact standards and protocols along with respectful communication skills between colleagues, physicians and patients are essential. He or she must be a motivated, detail-oriented individual with a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in the biological sciences and 2 or more years of experience


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: 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: .

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.