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University of Utah Lab Aide in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 12/18/2020

Requisition Number PRN24927B

Job Title Lab Aide

Working Title Lab Aide

Job Grade A

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40 hours

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Full-time, 40+ Hours/week with possible weekend shifts.

VP Area President

Department 01217 - HCI Glasswash

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 7.25 to 14.18

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Entry level position where on the job training is provided. 3-6 month training period with close supervision. Applicant is required to shadow train personnel for up to 1 full day before official job offer.

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 HCI if they are healthy and without COVID -19 symptoms.

Responsibilities

•Transports, cleans and sterilizes scientific glassware, plastic ware, pipettes and other equipment, up to twice daily in high paced environment, in a team setting.

•Collection and delivery of routine lab supplies required daily.

•Stock and inventory laboratories with clean glassware and routine supplies daily.

•Assists in maintaining stockroom; daily cleaning, shipping and receiving, inventory, and organizing.

•Clean and straighten laboratories, common equipment areas, and other parts of the building weekly.

•Position requires the ability to balance spontaneous tasks and long periods of focus

Additional Responsibilities: Media Prep As Needed

Attention to detail, multi-tasking, excellent time management skills, where tactile learning is preferred. Applicant is expected to complete numerous time sensitive projects daily, in a high paced environment, coordinating with team. Position requires walking, standing for long periods of time. Applicant must demonstrate the ability to work together closely and orchestrate schedules to complete time sensitive tasks.

Ability to understand and carry out verbal and written instructions and to keep accurate records is required. Decent handwriting and basic math skills required. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required. Position serves as liaison between researchers and home department team daily.

Employee must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time, repetitively lift up to 30 lbs., push loaded carts and cages (50-200 lbs.), demonstrate manual dexterity, and be able to repetitively grip and manipulate bottles and lids. Environment is moderately loud, and warm. Other potential job hazards related to working with sharps and chemicals.

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.

Preferences

General knowledge of laboratory procedures, equipment and terminology, as well as the ability to operate and care for laboratory equipment, along with the knowledge of appropriate specimen handling techniques preferred. Applicant operates several autoclaves daily.

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”). 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.

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.

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