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University of Utah Lab Assistant Lab Support Services Operations in Salt Lake City, Utah

Details

Open Date 02/14/2019

Requisition Number PRN19644B

Job Title Lab Assistant

Working Title Lab Assistant Lab Support Services Operations

Job Grade B

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

M-F. 40+ Hours/wk 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 9.62 to 17.31

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.

Responsibilities

•Transports, configures, cleans, sterilizes, dries, organizes and delivers scientific glassware, plastic-ware, and other equipment up to twice daily in high paced environment.

•Position works in team settings utilizing shared resources/equipment for 50+ wet research labs betweenHCI-RN andHCI-RS Institute buildings.

•Assists in maintaining Core laboratory space and team space; daily cleaning, shipping and receiving, inventory, organizing.

•Clean and organize laboratories, common equipment areas, and other parts of the buildings.

•Run errands on campus as needed, including lab coat laundering.

•Position interacts daily and serves as a liaison between researchers and home department.

•Position requires focus and ability to flow despite disruption.

•Position may serve as spot back-up for Production team.

Job requires attention to detail, multi-tasking, excellent organization and meticulous time management skills, where tactile learning is preferred. Applicant is expected to complete numerous time sensitive projects daily, in a high paced environment, communicating/orchestrating tasks with team. Position requires walking, standing for long periods of time.

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.

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/industry machines/tools daily.

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

Employee must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time, repetitively lift up to 50 lbs., push loaded carts and cages (50-200+ lbs.), demonstrate manual dexterity, and be able to repetitively grip and manipulate bottles and lids. Items handled are hot sharp and heavy. Environment is moderately loud and warm. Routine short exposure to environmental elements daily. Other potential job hazards related to working with sharps and chemicals.

Applicant is required to shadow training personnel for up to 1 full day before official job offer.

Minimum Qualifications

One year full-time laboratory experience or equivalency required (1 year full-time lab equivalency equals successful completion of 2 semesters laboratory (college) course work) ; knowledge of laboratory techniques, equipment and terminology as well as knowledge of chemical and physical properties of materials or substances and appropriate specimen handling techniques required. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills are also required.OSHAtraining and certification in animal care and use or the willingness to complete the certification may be required by some departments.

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

Preferences

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Applicant is required to shadow training personnel for up to 1 full day before official job offer.

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 priorURSservice, may elect to enroll inURSif 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 fromURSare 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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