Job Information

University of Utah Lab Aide non-benefited. Temporary position. in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 11/04/2019

Requisition Number PRN10082N

Job Title Lab Aide

Working Title Lab Aide non-benefited. Temporary position.

Job Grade A

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 30 hours

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary


Is this a work study job? No

VP Area President

Department 01451 - HCI Mahesh Chandrasekharan Lab

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 7.25 to 14.18

Close Date

Job Summary

Performs laboratory techniques and experiments under the supervision of the principal investigator or senior lab personnel. Prepares cell lysates from yeast or mammalian cultures, performs molecular biology techniques, prepares growth media and maintains stock of lab consumables.


Essential Functions:

•Prepares yeast or mammalian cell lysates and growth media.

•Assists the Principal Investigator in nucleic acid or protein isolation and purification

•Maintains laboratory stocks of sterile microfuge tubes, culture tubes, tips and replica-plating cloth

•Maintains accurate and detailed experimental records



Minimum Qualifications

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.


Bachelor’s degree or enrolled in University of Utah undergraduate program with Biology, Biochemistry or other equivalent scientific discipline as the major.

•Previous laboratory experience is highly preferred but not essential.

•Demonstrated team orientation, strong organizational skills and effective communication skills.

•Highly motivated toward discovery and application of findings to human health.

•Working knowledge of lab procedures and/or theoretical knowledge of the basic concepts in Biology and Chemistry.

•Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

•Our laboratory is grounded on the principle of hard work and innovative discoveries. The successful candidate will share these values.

•Motivated, intrinsically curious and willing to learn, detail oriented, reliable and flexible.

•Students currently enrolled in Bachelor’s degree (majoring in Biology or related areas) and who are seeking laboratory experience to pursue graduate or medical school are strongly encouraged to apply.

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 applicants, 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”). 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.