Job Information

University of Utah Lab Aide - Work-Study in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 01/08/2018

Requisition Number PRN07607N

Job Title Lab Aide

Working Title Lab Aide - Work-Study

Job Grade A

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 8-16

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Shifts change each semester to adjust to student class schedules. The shifts are from 8:30AM-12:30PM, and 1:00-5:00PM daily. Some weekends may be required.

Is this a work study job? Yes

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00943 - HSC Core Resrch Facility Oper

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 fish feeding and dish washing in a large fish facility. This position does NOT provide research lab experience.


Large multi-laboratory zebrafish facility in the Univ of Utah Health Sciences Center needs part-time workers to help feed fish and wash tanks in the facility, which houses 6000 aquaria. Duties include food prep, feeding fish, tank cleaning, dish washing, and general housekeeping. We are looking for highly responsible, alert, and energetic people who are comfortable with animal care and simple record keeping.

The incumbent follows well-established laboratory procedures to complete work. Sensitive or unusual situations are referred to the supervisor. Work is frequently reviewed for accuracy and to ensure adherence to research protocols.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required:

Nearly Continuously: Moving around between rooms of fish tank racks.

Often: Doing dishes.


Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: The fish rooms are warm and humid.



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.


Preference is given to individuals available for at least 2 weekday shifts per week.

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 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.