Job Information

University of Utah Lab Assistant - Pathology in Salt Lake City, Utah

Details

Open Date 06/10/2023

Requisition Number PRN35296B

Job Title Lab Assistant

Working Title Lab Assistant - Pathology

Job Grade B

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

40 hours per week. Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm (with one-hour unpaid lunch). Required on-site.

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00247 - Pathology

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 9.62 to 17.91

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

JOB SUMMARY

Performs semi-technical laboratory and research procedures under the general supervision of senior laboratory personnel. Research inBettini Lab (https://www.bettini-lab.org/) is focused on T cell mediated autoimmune diabetes (Type 1 Diabetes).

The Lab Assistant will help maintain the laboratory under the guidance and supervision of the Principle Investigator, as well as assisting with basic research experiments including molecular biology, tissue culture and tissue processing. A major component of this position will include maintenance, breeding, and genotyping of a number of genetically modified mouse strains.

The ideal applicant should be self-motivated and have good record keeping and time management skills. Excellent training opportunity for students interested in pursuing a career in science, including graduate and medical school.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1. Performs physical, chemical, and/or biological tests according to established procedures.

2. Prepares specimens according to established laboratory practices.

3. Follows prescribed procedures for maintaining laboratory equipment and facilities.

4. Prepares reagents, compounds, solutions and other media for research experimentation.

5. Assists with inventory, ordering and stocking laboratory supplies and equipment.

6. Maintains records of research data and may prepare charts or illustrations for the Principal Investigator.

7. May care for experimental animals, observe animals’ conditions and report unusual developments to the Principal Investigator.

8. May prepare animals for experimental procedures, administer drugs as instructed and assist in surgeries.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required:

Nearly Continuously: Laboratory environment.

Often: Data entry of results from genetic testing, laboratory upkeep, ordering of supplies.

Often: Exposure to animals.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required:

Nearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, talking.

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

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

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. OSHA training 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

PREFERENCES

Previous mouse handling. Familiarity with molecular techniques such as PCR , flow cytometry and general immunology.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

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

All qualified individuals are strongly 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 ( OEO /AA). More information, including the Director/Title IX Coordinator’s office address, electronic mail address, and telephone number can be located at: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/

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