Job Information

University of Utah Center for Human Toxicology - Sr Lab Specialist in Salt Lake City, Utah

Details

Open Date 04/15/2022

Requisition Number PRN30194B

Job Title Sr Laboratory Specialist

Working Title Center for Human Toxicology - Sr Lab Specialist

Job Grade E

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00277 - Center for Human Toxicology

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 39300 to 72700

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Center for Human Toxicology is a state-of-the-art bioanalysis laboratory within the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology in the University of Utah’s College of Pharmacy. The Center is looking for a Sr. Lab Specialist to independently apply standard bioanalytical techniques to determine concentrations of investigational anti-epileptic compounds from rodent brain and plasma samples. The successful applicant will have a degree in chemistry or a related field, and at least 4 years of experience in bioanalysis. Primary responsibilities will include method development, sample extraction, and instrumental analysis.

This position is considered Category I: Mandatory and required on campus or health care facilities to support on-site operations. Employees hired into this category will be required to be physically located at (College of Pharmacy) if they are healthy and without COVID -19 symptoms.

Responsibilities

Essential Functions

1. Confers with senior laboratory personnel regarding the procedures and techniques to be followed in conducting research.

2. Conducts research following existing protocols in the laboratory, including the use of laboratory equipment.

3. Independently develops new procedures and protocols for compounds being studied in the laboratory.

4. Prepares reagents and stock solutions as needed to conduct research.

5. Cleans and maintains laboratory instrumentation and equipment.

6. Conducts literature reviews to obtain information that will be utilized in research.

7. Makes statistical calculations, analyzes collected data, and prepares reports summarizing results.

8. Monitors and assists with purchasing of laboratory supplies and materials.

9. Complies with all safety regulations governing work with chemicals and biohazardous materials.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required:

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Often: Infectious disease, oils ( there is air or skin exposure to oils or other cutting fluids ), hazards ( includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, or exposure to chemicals ).

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking, standing, sitting.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate scientific discipline or equivalency, plus four years of related full-time laboratory experience required. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required.

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

Preferences

A Master’s of Science in analytical chemistry or a related field is preferred. Prior experience with ThermoScientific and/or Waters mass spectrometers is beneficial.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

801-581-8365

oeo@utah.edu

Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu

For more information: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/

To inquire about this posting, email: employment@utah.edu (%20employment@utah.edu) or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

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