Job Information

University of Utah Lab Specialist - Microbial Pathogenesis Models in Salt Lake City, Utah

Details

Open Date 05/11/2022

Requisition Number PRN30550B

Job Title Lab Specialist

Working Title Lab Specialist - Microbial Pathogenesis Models

Job Grade D

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

Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, with some flexibility. Occasional evening/weekend work may be required. This is an on-site position with no option for remote work.

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 $15.19 - $24.85

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Performs advanced laboratory techniques and procedures in a research laboratory. Applies standard scientific techniques and analytical principles. Records observations and measurements and reports results. Responsible for cleaning, disinfecting, and maintaining cleanrooms and equipment. Assists with receipt and inspection of raw materials, and ordering and stocking of materials and equipment. Maintains breeding colonies of mice and participates in mouse infection and immune function experiments. May work with patient samples. May provide veterinary technical support for animal model studies.

Janis Weis Lab: https://medicine.utah.edu/pathology/research/labs/janis-weis/

Responsibilities

1. Performs and/or directs the performance of standard and complex lab tests and experiments and/or surgical procedures for studies.

2. Assists the Principal Investigator and other members of the lab in the design, implementation and performance of new protocols and procedures as well as the modification of existing techniques.

3. Reviews scientific journals, abstracts and other literature for information concerning experimental procedures.

4. Makes advanced statistical calculations, analyzes data and prepares reports summarizing research results.

5. Expected to present research findings to lab members and participate in lab meeting evaluation of own and other’s data.

6. Expected to maintain laboratory records (hard copy and electronic)and discuss experimental findings and questions weekly with senior lab members.

7. May supervise the care of research animals, perform minor animal surgery or collect animal tissues and specimens for laboratory analysis.

8. May culture infectious agents in BSL2 containment and maintain frozen stocks.

9. Operates complex and highly specialized laboratory and surgical instruments and equipment. Instructs others in their use.

10. Maintains a log of supplies used in procedures and helps order supplies for lab.

11. May supervise, train and review the work of laboratory personnel and student interns at various levels.

12. May prepare equipment and rooms for studies.

13. May assist with preparing budgets.

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: Infectious disease, oils (there is air or skin exposure to oils or other cutting fluids), hazards (includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, or exposure to chemicals), exposure to animals.

Seldom: Hazards such as moving vehicles, working on scaffolding and high places.

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

Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry or other scientific discipline or equivalency; two years full-time laboratory experience; and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required. Working knowledge of advanced scientific techniques and procedures as well as the ability to make statistical calculations, analyze results, prepare reports and perform specialized tests also required.

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

Additional Information

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

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are 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:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

801-581-8365

oeo@utah.edu

Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu

For more information: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/

To inquire about this posting, email:employment@utah.edu (%20employment@utah.edu) or call 801-581-2300.

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.